I've already talked about technologies for literacy in Africa, with the virtual libraries of the project Librii. Today I am back on the topic thanks to David Risher, an extraordinary person I had the pleasure of meeting at the time of the Harvard Business School, which we were both attending.
A few weeks ago, a meeting was held at the Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road in London, one of the most famous and established bookshops in the city. The meeting attracted little attention, but I believe it is worth consideration.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia (in her second term in office), Africa’s first woman head of state, the first coloured female head of state in the world and a recent recipient, at the end of 2011, of the Nobel Peace Prize
This winter I met Niall Ferguson, an important British historian and writer. Ferguson is well known for his controversial theories, and this inspired me to read his latest (much-debated) book Civilization: the West and the Rest.