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    How to tell if you're still a farang

    News, Songkran Grachangnetara, Published on 28/11/2012

    » As a Thai who has spent some time abroad I consider myself able to evaluate whether a farang, (I use this term endearingly) has been properly assimilated into Thai society.


    Beware politicians' weapons of mass deception

    News, Songkran Grachangnetara, Published on 04/12/2012

    » The most important role of any democratic citizenry is deciding who you trust to govern your country. This is the ultimate delegation of responsibility. But the process involves an intricate system of evaluating the ability, performance, policy and integrity of the person or party asking for your support. In order to do this vital job properly I think citizens ought to at least be aware of the "weapons of mass deception" that politicians employ to fool us into making uninformed decisions. An inquisitive electorate that asks poignant questions and holds people of authority to account is essential for a thriving democracy. Never blindly hand over the keys to our democracy without close examination, because all that glitters is not gold. As the great communicator Ronald Reagan once said: "Trust but verify."


    Thailand's formula for success

    News, Songkran Grachangnetara, Published on 11/05/2012

    » Countless books authored by accomplished people from all types of professions from time immemorial have written about "The Formula for Success" in one way or another. From Machiavelli's The Prince, Sun Tzu's Art of War to Benjamin Graham's Value Investing, these great men attempted to put down on paper their secret for success in their respective occupations. Einstein gave us a general Theory of Relativity but is there a general theory for success? Will someone ever come up with a formulaic expression for success that can be widely applied? And can success really be defined?


    Dreaming of a better tomorrow

    News, Songkran Grachangnetara, Published on 02/06/2012

    » I often try and imagine what this country will be like when my children are my age.


    Some things Thailand can really do without

    News, Songkran Grachangnetara, Published on 07/04/2012

    » I would like to start by apologising for my prolonged absence from the Bangkok Post because I needed that time off to care for a growing family.

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