An “escape” from Bangkok: Part 1
There was ample time to call off the research trip to Thailand. The stars were aligning to make this trip a nightmare. Intersections would be blocked, flash mobs would fill the streets, and political sermons would overtake a city decorated...
Caution: Low flying planes
One sunny afternoon, Paul Moroz, our Deputy CIO, was driving along the highway when he spotted an unusual road sign: Caution: low flying planes. Now, Paul is a mildly paranoid man in the best of times.
The man in front of me wore a peculiar tweed jacket that matched his charismatic, if quirky, personality. He was the CFO of a large industrial company, but in a former life he had been the second in command at...
Mawer’s top 10 book recommendations for 2014
The beginning of each year is often a period of reflection and learning. With this in mind, we asked our team at Mawer for their top book recommendations for 2014.
Betting on talent: A dead Scottish philosopher’s problem
It was my 5 year old son’s first hockey session with the Timbits program. The kids all had white stickers on each side of their helmet, marking them with a unique number for “the scouts.”