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WILL MEDIA CONNECT WITH RELIGION IN A WORLD IN CONFLICT AND CRISIS?

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21
Sep
2010

The media has two major missions vis-à-vis religion in the contemporary world, one more obvious than the other. The media, whether old or new, mainstream or alternative, never fails to report and analyze all sorts of conflicts and upheavals including those that appear to have a religious thrust. Instead of just reporting and analyzing, the media.

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Boosting the productivity of knowledge workers

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15
Sep
2010

 

SEPTEMBER 2010 • Eric Matson and Laurence Prusak Source: Strategy Practice
Are you doing all that you can to enhance the productivity of your knowledge workers? It’s a simple question, but one that few senior executives can answer. Their confusion isn’t for lack of trying. Organizations around the world struggle to crack.

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Creating value in the age of distributed capitalism

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13
Sep
2010

Capitalism is a book of many chapters—and we are beginning a new one. Every century or so, fundamental changes in the nature of consumption create new demand patterns that existing enterprises can’t meet. When a majority of people want things that remain priced at a premium under the old institutional regime—a condition I call the.

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What’s Wrong with the Mooncake?

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05
Sep
2010

By SIMONE ERASMUS The mooncake has received a bashing. But there’s more to this confectionery than sugar and lard. And before you write me off forever, send hate mail to my inbox, or throw mooncakes through my window, bear with me for a bit. Liking mooncake is a statement that is in diametric opposition to how many feel..

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Fanon and the Concept of Colonial Violence

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17
Aug
2010

By Robert C. Smith FRANTZ FANON was profoundly influenced by Karl Marx. Yet, to say this is to say very little. Most men who engage in serious social thought, particularly radical social thought, are influenced by the writings of Karl Marx. Fanon as a revolutionary social theorist is no.

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Is there a common PR stand on quotas?

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17
Aug
2010

From The Nut Graph Shah Alam Member of Parliament (MP) and PAS central political bureau member, Khalid Samad, agreeing with Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua who suggested that Selangor remove the 7% bumiputera discount for residential and commercial property above RM500,000. For more, read Read more