My colleague Paul Monk has posted Challenges of Our Time, the text of an oration he delivered recently, on the Austhink Consulting website.

It is a profound and sobering reflection on the numerous great problems currently facing “us”, i.e., humanity, and the intellectual challenge of dealing with them.

And, btw, it is a good manifestation of Paul’s extraordinarily broad grasp of world history and current affairs, and his ability to synthesize this knowledge into a form the rest of us can digest.   Especially impressive when you realise that he wrote this in a few days in between many other tasks.