BioDesign for the Dundee

Dundee University, I learned recently, has great ambitions to become Scotland’s highest ranked university within 25 years. It is pursuing a new entrepreneurship and innovation strategy which is currently being worked on by Alastair McGill to help it achieve this goal. I spent a few days up in Dundee this month and will write a […]

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Game Changing Concept and Paper for Cryptocurrency? Pegged Sidechains

See this paper on pegged sidechains. It may be a game-changer.   http://blockstream.com/sidechains.pdf

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Twenty Questions for Canadians Regarding Scottish Independence

Questions for the Canadians and on their perspective on Scottish Independence from the Academic Entrepreneur     I am asking these because in my “ethnographic experience” in Canada, I’ve noted one or more of the following around the issue of Scottish Independence: a) apathy surrounding the issue; b) a lack of an awareness of the […]

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Why Scotland is more like Canada than Quebec: Opinion piece by Harry McGrath

“So, rather than see the independence issue in Scotland as just another version of Quebec, it looks to me a lot more like the small ‘n’ Canadian nationalism of the 1970s onward: welcoming, inclusive, peaceful.”  -Harry McGrath, 2012   An exciting time in Scotland now with the possibilities for independence as the polls are showing […]

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Stiglitz Challenge to Higher Education in Scotland – Overview of Talk in Edinburgh

This blog article was published by The Bella Calendonia blog on the 30th of August, 2014.   Stiglitz enlightened challenge to Scottish Education BY BELLACALEDONIA on AUGUST 30, 2014 • ( 8 ) By Douglas Robertson Last week Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, set out the case for public, not private funding of tertiary education […]

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Noam Chomsky on Scottish Independence: Video interview (repost)

See Bella Calendonia’s blog for the Noam Chomsky interview. 

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On Immigration Policy: Blog repost on EU citizens living in Scotland

A most interesting, thoughtful post on EU citizens living in Scotland. This is from the Arc of Prosperity blog and was published yesterday by Thomas Widmann from Denmark, a German Citizen now living in Scotland.     EU citizens in Scotland must vote Yes to independence Posted on 04/09/2014 by thomas UKIP election propaganda by mia!, […]

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