Talking Heads: Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh, founder of software company Ushahidi, is one of eight black women named as The 100 Most Influential People in 2014 by Time Magazine. Okolloh is a Harvard Law School graduate and the Director of Investments at Omidyar Network. She speaks to Yewande Omotoso about Africa’s aid problem, about holding leaders accountable, and her…

Why I stopped reading/hearing/watching the news. And why you should too

I am convinced that reading the news is worse than not reading anything at all. There is no proof that it makes us wiser, better decision makers, better informed, better citizens; nothing — if anything, entirely the opposite. If you are anything like me, you’ve already stopped consuming news without even making a conscious decision about it….

Germany ponders ground-breaking law to combat work-related stress

The continent of siestas and vacances, Europe used to pride itself on its healthy work-life balance. But as surveys show that increasing numbers of Europeans struggle to stop work encroaching on their private lives, governments are pondering whether the state should do more to protect workers from stress. Unions have repeatedly raised concerns that the…