Throwback Thursday – A Concept to Remember
Nov 6, 2019
I think one of the most unexpected takeaway so far for this programme was the visit to the African American History Museum. It brought a lot more context for me since I watched “12 Years A Slave” a couple of years ago, and weaved in the evolution of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s not the easiest of all museums to visit but so powerful in sharing.
Most significantly, I like how the captions mentioned the tenacity of the group despite the challenges they had. It’s a lot clearer to me why and how emotions of “being strong”, and concepts of “freedom” are used, because there was literally nothing tangible available to the community. And while my takeaways from this visit broadened my understanding of the struggles that the community had, it also reminded me of the challenges and efforts faced for other groups back home – from migrant workers to minority groups that have yet to progress. It’s always a work in progress, and I would like to see how I can play a part.
Mention “World Economic Forum” and you are more likely to receive a blank stare from the man on the street on what it is or what it does.
Actually, so did we. But we got interested in this year’s Annual Meeting because for the first time in its 50 years of running, sustainability was not just mentioned but was a major theme of the event – “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World”.
It’s been about five days since arriving in Washington, DC, and it’s been quite a different environment so far. Amongst which have been the cool weather, wide streets and friendly people. Yet the one sight that left me a deep impression was this recycling bin. Coupled with the briefings that I had over the past week, I thought it was a useful to sum up my initial thoughts and observations
Have you ever been ‘elbow-ed’ by one of your friends? Maybe it was to push you to answer a teacher’s question or to introduce yourself to a new person. That in itself is a form of nudge!These days, nudges come in different forms – even digitally! Given the digital age we live in today, there has been a rise in the implementation of digital behavioural interventions. SMS text reminders have been demonstrated to be