Treasure Hunting
Tour de Force
Studio Zeitgeist
Farid's Pearls of Wisdom

Treasure Hunting

I write a weekly column for the FD, the Dutch Financial Times and one of the oldest Dutch newspapers, covering a wide range op topics. I take the measure of themes like innovation, society and the economic system in order to catch the Zeitgeist. In order to do so on a truly global scale, my goal is to visit all 198 countries in the world. Here you will find some of the columns I wrote about my journeys so far.

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When I mention my plan to visit all countries in the world, people are typically enthusiastic, and then proceed to ask me whether I’ve visited North-Korea. When I say that I have, I am met with disbelief. Apparently, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has a reputation to uphold: out of all 198 countries, it’s supposedly the most difficult to visit.Since we were travelling in...

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