Doing the right thing in difficult times

The pandemic has put to the test our ability to balance self-care and selflessness; But it has also revealed hidden inequalities and shown us what the jobs of the future might be, says Tariq Mohammed in an interview with OLBIOS.

Business not as usual

Turkey: Perhaps one of the biggest lessons of the pandemic has been the urgent need to reassess our priorities, including the idea of ‘business as usual’, says Richard Betts, Sustainability Director at KPMG, in an interview with OLBIOS

Learning from the past how to protect our future

USA: A health crisis of this magnitude is a first for our digital era, This has raised a number of pressing questions and issues such as the ethical responsibility of accurate reporting, the role of experts in government policy and, crucially, the need for a new moral ethos, says Stacy Gallin, Founder and Director at MIMEH, in her interview with OLBIOS.

There is an ‘I’ in Team

London: The pandemic has been a collective experience that affected different groups in entirely different ways, However, what we do as individuals, our sense of responsibility and honesty within communal life, and the avoidance of false dichotomies are make or break factors for what lies ahead, says Carl Liederman, Founder and CEO at Liedership, in an interview with OLBIOS.

Culture after Corona

Rio de Janeiro: As part of the Covid-19 special edition at OLBIOS, Victor Pitanga writes on the profound changes in cultural production and consumption during the stay-at-home period, from Marília Mendonça to museum art collections and beyond.

Smart cities need to be smarter

Basel, Switzerland: Cintia Jaime, Founder of the ES VICIS Foundation, argues that ‘smart cities’ may not be that smart after all; She argues that urban density is a breeding ground for pandemics and that the current crisis is an opportunity to rethink our approach.

How a pandemic can breathe life into the health sector

Difficult times, especially like the present pandemic, require new forms of action and engagement beyond the institutional: exceptional times require exceptional measures, In his article to OLBIOS, Azzeddine Bensouiah describes how this was achieved, almost against the odds, in Algeria.

An eye-opener in so many dimensions

Cambridge, Massachusetts: In an interview with OLBIOS, Carin Knoop, Executive Director at Harvard Business School, addresses the issue of how this pandemic is a game-changer, revealing ‘how close to the edge many people are living’, unevenness of internet access and the importance of skilled labour, among many other things.

Shaping the world beyond the pandemic

The Netherlands: Peter Merry, Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity, writes on Humanity Rising and on how the pandemic has brought everyone into the conversation as we all face the same predicament and future

Towards a digital transformation

Toronto: In many parts of the world, the focus is now on the balance between keeping some pandemic measures in place and reopening the economy, But what happens 2 years from now, when the economic effects become evident, remains to be seen, says Jesse Kirkey in an interview with OLBIOS.

The Tech difference in Education

As teaching moves online, it essentially enters an entirely different universe for teachers and students alike, The change of environment is not merely a change of background but one that alters profoundly the teaching experience and the curriculum itself, But it has also thrown the spotlight on ‘tech inequalities’, writes OLBIOS Correspondent in the USA, Karine Leno Ancellin.

Re-Learning from disaster

San Francisco: The take-away lessons from the pandemic are not new But we might need to relearn them until it becomes blatantly obvious that how we live and think needs to change, argues professor Dan Brook in an interview with OLBIOS.