The Intelligent Optimist

At the Intelligent Optimist, the international magazine on positive change, we celebrate people making a positive difference in a world that’s a better place than you think. We embrace the passion behind new ideas that inspire innovative solutions to some of our greatest challenges. And we explore the possibilities generated by fresh perspectives on everything from business and technology to health and the human spirit. Our magazine and our website,, are a tribute to the idea that without optimism, nothing will ever change.

Africa and oil

"I have never enjoyed being disagreed with so much."
Stephanie Calman, writer and broadcaster; founder, The Bad Mothers’ Club

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