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opinion & articles

Fox Bytes 11 – the weapons issue

The Game: Strait shooters If oil is the lifeblood of the Middle East, the Strait of Hormuz is a tourniquet. It is a 3km stretch of water between Iran and the UAE through which most of the Middle East’s sea-transported oil travels every day.  This past week, Iran’s rather tetchy Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)…

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The end of us: A Generation Z scenario

Could humanity end with Generation Z? One of the first things that we teach pupils on our Growing Foxes programme at schools is that to look forward into the future, you must first look back into the past. You must trace your destiny line from the beginning to the present in order to provide a…

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Fox Bytes 10 – th€ mon€¥ talk$ i$$u€

The Game: Gas frenemies Within the portfolio of fossil fuels, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the least contentious form, so there’s a soaring demand for it.  That’s good for Egypt and its former foe, Israel. Earlier this year, Egypt agreed to buy gas from Israel. It made sense because Egypt has liquefaction facilities, Israel does…

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Fox Bytes 9 – the blood and guts issue

The Game: Start up, knocked down Investment in digital technology is a dangerous game; it is littered with the corpses of startups that stumbled into the ‘kill zone’. For venture capitalists (VCs) who provide the seed funding for high-risk startup tech companies, taking risks is in their blood. The rewards when a startup strikes big…

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A good break

Technology reminds us that sometimes rules are made to be broken. The recent appearance of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before the European Parliament reminds us of the company’s founding motto: “Move fast and break things”. It has since become something of a mantra for tech entrepreneurs who believe disruption is key to innovation. Normally, innovation…

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“Not my job”

Sometimes working together is not the right option. It’s probably fair to say most people don’t like being put on the spot. It demands a prompt awareness of a situation with limited intelligence at hand, being able to synthesise that quickly whilst analysing all the available options, and then displaying confident decision-making. Whereas foxes think…

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