Culture

King March 26, 2019

Coffee. In Croatia, “kava.” In any language it’s recognized as a magical beverage revered for its energy-giving powers, broad range of preparation methods, and strong cultural ties. But if you’re accustomed to coffee in America, get ready for a completely different experience! A consumable work of art JASON EVANGELHO Coffee In America: Get Your Fix & […]

King March 20, 2019

For most lawyers and law firms, their business strategy is three words long: “Do good work.” The assumption is that individual effort and intelligence are all that it takes to succeed. If it were ever true, it isn’t anymore. Today there’s a breakdown in trust and an uptick in blame that’s getting in the way […]

King March 11, 2019

Culture is the invisible stitching of a company often credited for its success. Netflix, Salesforce, Bridgewater, all have very different cultures, but all will claim that it’s their culture that makes them unique. If culture is the primary differentiator, what happened to organizations that once succeeded and have since failed? In a recent Harvard Business Review article, The Innovation Equation: […]

King March 10, 2019

 Clockwise from top left: Kill Your Friends; We Are Your Friends; Human Traffic; Edwn; Ibiza; Aleksandar Letic; Turn Up, Charlie. Composite: Warner Bros/AP; Allstar/Cinetext/Miramax; Nick Wall/Netflix Vacant-looking women in bikini tops. Huge fluffy mountains of cocaine. Pretty people gently rutting on a brightly lit dancefloor. No sweat. No shirts. No one over 30. Congratulations! You […]

King March 3, 2019

The saxophonist Nubya Garcia. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images for Sky Born in north London in 1991, saxophonist Nubya Garcia studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the Berklee College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has released two solo EPs – Nubya’s 5ive (2017) and When We Are (2018) – and performs as part of groups including Maisha, Nérija and the Theon Cross Trio. She presents a monthly […]

King February 26, 2019

While the BJP’s tie-up with the Shiv Sena strengthens both the NDA allies for the coming electoral battle, the party’s alliance with the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu only serves to strengthen the DMK and its ally, the Congress. To appreciate why, one needs to understand Tamil political culture. And this is not something that comes naturally to […]

King February 26, 2019

Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell, right, soca superstar Machel Montano, left, and CEO of TTL Camille Campbell following a meeting at the Ministry of Tourism last Thursday. PHOTO COURTESY MIN OF TOURISM SOCA STAR Machel Montano says TT’s culture has the potential for generating economic benefits to the country if given more attention. He made the […]

King February 26, 2019

MORE than 95% of the 3,24 million individual real time gross settlement (RTGS) accounts held less than $1 000 as of December 2018, the central bank recently revealed in its monetary policy statement, a situation which analysts say points to a diminishing culture of saving as confidence in the local banking sector remains dampened. Cumulatively, […]

King February 26, 2019

As well as its innovative sea and river voyages around the world, Viking Cruises is also renowned for its continual support of the arts. Following on from last year’s sponsorship of the V&A’s major Ocean Liners: Speed & Style exhibition, this year, the cruise line is working alongside the British Museum on the anticipated  Edvard Munch: Love and Angst exhibition, which will run […]

King February 26, 2019

Chimpanzee tool types in Northern DR Congo. From left to right: tool for the extraction of Epigaeic Dorylus ants, honey (ground), honey (tree), Ponerine ants, Dorylus kohli ants; South Uele tools. Credit: © Sonia Uribe Chimpanzees have a more elaborate and diversified material culture than any other nonhuman primate. Their behavior varies across tropical Africa […]