Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.
You have to fit in sometimes to make people comfortable to listen to you.
I meet so many that think population growth is a major problem in regard to climate change. But the number of children born per year in the world has stopped growing since 1990. The total number of children below 15 years of age in the world are now relatively stable around 2 billion.
Cancer is awful. It took 10 years until I didn’t think about it every day. Nobody should go through this. Nobody.
Eighteen fifty-eight was a year of great technological advancement in the West. That was the year when Queen Victoria was able, for the first time, to communicate with President Buchanan, through the Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable. And they were the first to ‘Twitter’ transatlantically.
The shining star in the world is Shanghai. That’s what CEOs from big companies say – ‘if I want mathematical analytical work done, it’s done in China.’
Well, the truth is I’m very scared for people to dislike me. I have conflict-avoidance.
I’ve done a lot of practical anthropology, living in villages with people and realizing how difficult it is to get out of poverty. When in poverty, people use their skill to avoid hunger. They can’t use it for progress.
Fame is a dangerous thing. It’s what the post-industrial society wants. They want fame and many followers on Twitter. But to really make the world understandable, that challenge is remaining.