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The army of the annoying citizens

The army of the annoying citizens

I have just returned to Hong Kong, after my second business trip to Italy in two months. And only now, four days after my departure from Milano Linate, can I define the feeling that ‘they’ tried to instil into me: to be an annoyance. Yes, to be a source of irritation, of bother, something unwanted, [...]

Montblanc Award to Ciriaco Offeddu

Montblanc Award to Ciriaco Offeddu

On 7 November 2014, in Nuoro, Sardinia, at the historic library of the Istituto Regionale Etnografico (ISRE), the third edition of the Montblanc Awards ceremony took place. The awards promote artistic and professional excellence from Nuoro, showcase the best examples and practices at an international level and encourage art and culture. Ciriaco Offeddu was nominated, [...]

Romance. A new, hilarious and politically incorrect comedy.

Romance. A new, hilarious and politically incorrect comedy.

Article by Nicole Garbellini: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s ROMANCE is an uproarious, take-no-prisoners courtroom comedy that gleefully lampoons everyone from lawyers and judges, to Arabs and Jews, to gays and chiropractors. It’s hay fever season, and in a courtroom judge is popping antihistamines. He listens to the testimony of a Jewish chiropractor, who’s a [...]

After Marzia: The Virtual Surveyor

After Marzia: The Virtual Surveyor

I have to say I feel embarrassed even now, recalling my eight months of impotency. I was sixteen, it is true, a long time ago, but past traumas and this kind of damages make dangerous cracks on the surface of your identity. I was a Sardinian boy, you know, in my mind quite a balente, [...]

Beyond Thirty-Nine exceeds 435,000 hits in the month of October

Beyond Thirty-Nine exceeds 435,000 hits in the month of October

In the present month of October 2014, our cultural platform reached its historical top with the huge number of more than 435,000 hits in one month, 15,000 visits, and more than 61,000 pages read (both incredible new records too). Our splendid curve of increase—more than 61,000 pages read in one month are a solid proof [...]

Che vergogna essere Italiani!

Che vergogna essere Italiani!

Scrivo in italiano, per decenza, ma trovate nel seguito una lettera di reclamo, in inglese, che riporto integralmente. La visita della delegazione della City University di Hong Kong è stata di grandissimo successo grazie alla professionalità e alla grande ospitalità che è stata assicurata dalla Sardegna in ogni tappa del programma stabilito. Purtroppo, su 18 [...]

MacArthur: another falling star/myth?

MacArthur: another falling star/myth?

Maybe you don’t know the National Library in Singapore. It is a splendid building near Bugis Junction. For me, in different times, it has been a sort of refuge. Well lit, fresh and quiet. And as clean as a mirror, of course. With some comfortable armchairs in the corners, which you have to claim before [...]

His Mother

His Mother

“When looking at my son, I feel only a bit ambivalent. I know that I have missed the opportunity to raise him – and he is an interesting personality indeed, a handsome successful young man. At the same time, I’m strongly aware that I couldn’t have handled that responsibility, the daily commitment of bringing up [...]

Ernst Haeckel and his recapitulation theory

Ernst Haeckel and his recapitulation theory

When approaching Haeckel (1834–1919), you discover that he was complicated – and maybe this is the reason for his attractiveness. This is not only so for his controversial theory of recapitulation, a very tricky subject, whose claim that ‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’ is tough by itself, but for the interaction of a wide range of interests [...]

Marzia, from Mars

Marzia, from Mars

We have to go back to 1963 and zoom in on the ‘crime scene:’ southern Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Italy. On the west of the Italian peninsula, under the French Corsica Island you can find a bigger island, Sardinia. It is hidden, always under or beside, and not famous because we were not able to develop [...]

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THE AUTHOR
Ciriaco OffedduCIRIACO OFFEDDU
Engineer, CEO of several companies, more than twenty years of experience as a leader of a consulting group specialized in direct management in a broad range of business disciplines and industries, expert in internationalization processes.

Newly Graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Master in Creative Writing.

Author of many publications.

@COffeddu

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention


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