Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought. | TRANSPARENCY TRIUMPH | LatAm Trend Bulletin | May 2015

Why Latin American consumers are demanding honesty – and leaving no hiding place for brands!

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Why brands must evolve to a higher state of consciousness.

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Speech, gesture, touch, sight: why truly intuitive technologies are set to transform your customer interactions forever.

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Why in 2015, institutions and brands will undergo the African inquisition, as increasingly curious consumers across the continent demand total transparency and information.

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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Meet the women fighting on the front lines of an American war

In 2011, the US Armed Forces still had a ban on women in combat -- but in that year, a Special Operations team of women was sent to Afghanistan to serve on the front lines, to build rapport with locals and try to help bring an end to the war. Reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the story of this "band of sisters," an extraordinary group of women warriors who helped break a long-standing barrier to serve.

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Latif Nasser: The amazing story of the man who gave us modern pain relief

For the longest time, doctors basically ignored the most basic and frustrating part of being sick -- pain. In this lyrical, informative talk, Latif Nasser tells the extraordinary story of wrestler and doctor John J. Bonica, who persuaded the medical profession to take pain seriously -- and transformed the lives of millions.

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Jimmy Carter: Why I believe the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse 

With his signature resolve, former US President Jimmy Carter dives into three unexpected reasons why the mistreatment of women and girls continues in so many manifestations in so many parts of the world, both developed and developing. The final reason he gives? “In general, men don’t give a damn.”

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Dame Ellen MacArthur: The surprising thing I learned sailing solo around the world

What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. She proposes a bold new way to see the world's economic systems: not as linear, but as circular, where everything comes around.

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