Monthly Archives: April 2011

RADICALS : What will we be without them ?

An informed look into a controversial topic “A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi – Radicals…  That is our theme for this issue.  … Continue reading

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The ‘Cheerleader’ In remembrance : Dr. Ray Wijewardene

‘Ray’ was a radical who few knew about.  Sadly, Sri Lankans never quite understood his worth, and his inventions were only taken ‘seriously’ by the Japanese and the British, who went on to produce his legendary invention the ‘hand tractor’ … Continue reading

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Towards Innovation within the Corporation by Vidusha Nathavitharana

What is termed radical most often is something ‘different’ something ‘out of the ordinary’ or downright ‘crazy’ : however, such ‘different, out of the ordinary, and downright crazy ideas’ are the very things that propel an organization towards greater success … Continue reading

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Patch Adams – The doctor who was a clown too

As a teenager, during one of his stints at a mental institution – admitted for attempts of suicide – Patch realized that by engaging with people and making people laugh, it actually helps them to heal themselves. So did he. … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Mind – A gifted mind in pursuit of an original idea

John Nash had a brilliant mind, but early on at Princeton, he realized that he had to do some thing unique in order to be noticed among brilliant minds : an original idea. In this journey – being a schizophrenic … Continue reading

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The Motorcycle Diaries – One bike, two men, one continent

They had a goal : to volunteer for three weeks at a colony for people affected with leprosy in Peru. But they wanted this endeavor to be adventurous and fun – so they decided to take a trip across the … Continue reading

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The dream, she lived and died for

As a 31 year old in 1963, all she wanted was to see a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. She headed to the mountains of Rwanda in pursuit, and what she saw during that trip, ended up defining her … Continue reading

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