Category Archives: Sustainability

On Good Food: a ‘Good’ Diet

In 2006 Sue Kiyabu, a Honolulu writer, decided to eat nothing but organically grown food in Hawaii. Just for a week. What was his diet rule? He drew a circle 100 miles from where he lived and resolved on eating only what is grown within that circle. He dubbed his experiment as the “No Shoyu. No Milk. No Bread. No Rice. The Gas-Saving, All-Organic 100-Mile Hawaiian Diet’’. An experiment that lasted exactly 7 days, no more. Yet, when recalling it, he would say that there were days when he genuinely

felt like a misanthrope.

Why is it as difficult to stick to a healthy, all-organic menu? Continue reading On Good Food: a ‘Good’ Diet

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On Conservation – or Why I started caring?

Books are a temporary escape to serve us for when we do not travel. For when we do not discover.  Below is an experience with no books whatsoever.

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Building the case for sustainability in a digital world – An Introduction

Emergent themes analysis of sustainable innovations in digital start ups in the Silicon Roundabout

The post below is part of a series based on my Master’s Thesis.

The Master’s Thesis aimed to “Evaluate whether a digital economy helps or hinders sustainable development within a start-up environment”.  The findings are largely based on expert interviews which I conducted with digital start up founders in East London’s Silicon Roundabout.

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On Good Food: Sweeteners

The not-as-sweet side of the story 

“Some of the largest companies are now using brain scans to study how we react neurologically to certain foods, especially to sugar. They’ve discovered that the brain lights up for sugar the same way it does for cocaine.”
― Michael MossSalt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

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All models are wrong – systems thinking 101

 The future is not simplicity, but complexity, better understood”

– Robertson, 2013

Following the completion of my master thesis on Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development (you can read it here) I decided that I’d like to share parts of it. First, I want to introduce you to something I found deeply fascinating. Something that helped me connect the dots I needed to create a semi-coherent 120 pages,  36,679 words, 241 505-characters piece. Below, I present a modified excerpt on Systems Thinking.

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