When all the trains have left

By Anna Severinenko “It was always my dream to have my own bar. 8 years ago, it was finally about to open, everything was ready. But then the smoking ban came and killed everything.” Since last year Jack cleans the toilets and picks up garbage three times a week at the central train station in…

The Flying Spaghetti Monster Lands on the Netherlands

Can the Government Define a Religion as Fake? By Spela Krajnc, Tommaso Lecca, Petra Ondrisakova, Anna Severinenko   The Dutch secularism has been challenged since the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster engaged a legal battle to be recognized as a religion. What might seem to be a complete nonsense for outsiders is actually a…

Rejecting a Fortune to Build a New One

By Tommaso Lecca Imagine that you were born rich. You are the first child, and your family owns a construction company that rebuilt entire neighbourhoods in your hometown, which was bombed during the Second World War. You don’t have to worry about your future because you already have one: managing your family business. You are…

How business can help building a sweeter society

By Antonella Serrecchia No one could ever imagine a conference about business could be so sweet. Not many people could succeed, but an ice-cream maker is surely a good candidate. His name is Ben Cohen, and he is the co-founder of the worldwide famous company Ben & Jerry. On the 9th of November, Mr. Cohen…

From Groningen to Bangkok, one artisan’s wider journey

By Balin Chambers Crowds gather to watch the various street performers on a Saturday afternoon in Groningen. One section of the road has been closed in the centre. Nevertheless, on the other side of town, to the north, the residential area lies dormant. The warmth of the Indian sun gently breathes light onto the terraced…