Category Archives: Insight

How Dare He! Buffett’s Taxing Idea Digested

Tax is one subject that is guaranteed to get people hot under the collar. That’s why – when Warren Buffett’s name appeared in the by-line above in piece in the New York Times in August all hell broke loose.

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The Sochi Project

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The world has long harboured a fascination with Russia: the vastness, the politics, the wealth, the poverty, its resources, diversity, monotony, and spirit. From Kaliningrad in the west across the Eurasian landmass to Ratmanov Island in the Baring Strait, the country is difficult enough to comprehend for it’s natives – but what about a foreigner?

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Cooper Square Hotel

NEW YORK – The most architecturally significant hotel to rise downtown in recent years, The Cooper Square Hotel is at once a pioneer and a sign of a changing neighborhood.

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Anger Management – How a start-up in Helsinki brought the app world to its knees

When a lowly iPhone game called Angry Birds was released at the back end of 2009, nobody batted an eyelid. There was no fanfare, no multi-platform blanket advertising; nothing. It crept quietly onto the app market and it went straight to number one in Finland. But gradually news of this charismatic game spread across the globe.

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Creative Connections – Sweden’s leading design firm PS Arkitektur take Skype to the next level

ImageLuxembourg based company Skype, founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström from Sweden and Janus Friis from Denmark, was valued earlier this year by Microsoft at $8.5bn. With close to 700 million users, the world’s leading peer to peer communications company has set countless new standards in innovation and technological development.  
To create its new flag ship Stockholm offices Skype has joined forces with leading Swedish architects PS Arkitektur and has revolutionized design standards for the working environment.

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