This week’s post is looking a little… lean, as I spent most of the past week with my head in a textbook.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much time for procrastinating with non-study related materials, but I’m glad to report that I’m back at it now. As a reward for my hard work, I’m allowing myself to get sidetracked with reckless abandon this week.

I did, however, manage to get one of my own posts out – I spoke about changing career direction, and possibly ended up taking a driving analogy a little too far. But hey ho!

Anyway, here’s this week’s small (but carefully curated) collection of interesting links for you to enjoy…

To read:

  • As an introvert who felt like her space was being majorly invaded once *everyone* started working from home, I feel seen by Bryan Lufkin here as he looks at the dark side of group chats.
  • I’ve been full on cheesin’ at the appointment of the new head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Not only is she the first woman to be director-general, she’s also the first African to hold the position – and she was the first female finance minister in the Nigerian government. Ever the inspiration, Dr Ngozi shows up in full traditional attire everywhere and I am here for it. Representation matters, people.
  • And finally: I thought this was an interesting opinion piece on the dangers of trying to take an economics-based approach to nature and sustainability. Would you agree that it’s perverse to put a market value on the natural world?


This poor lawyer who got stuck in a filter during a virtual court hearing and just wanted to clarify that he definitely (probably) wasn’t a cat…

And on that note, if Dr Seuss did Zoom court hearings this would definitely be it: The Cat in the Chat.

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