Modern cowboy helping those at risk

Wonderland cowboy Geoff Toomby, 67, grooms the next generation of jackaroos and jillaroos for free. Toomby’s five-week horsemanship course at Wonderland Station near Townsville enrols first-nation and at-risk Australians seeking to learn key rural skills. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Smart and stateless: Governing a post-global world

Forget conventional geography with its neat national borders and colour-coded alliances – everything you thought you knew about how the world works has either changed, or is about to. Read at Telstra In:Sight.

Shanghai author Han Han on his many bugbears, himself included

High-school dropout turned writer and rally driver, Han keeps pushing the limits of what he can say, whatever the risk. The result is an essay collection that sometimes flares with genuine anger. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Thankyou – thirst for justice

Providing safe drinking water to over 900 million people in developing countries. Read at ANZ’s Your World.

Disruptive DNA: from ace to angel

High-octane venture capitalist Matt Cheng has an extraordinary hidden talent: stellar sporting prowess. Read at ANZ’s Your World.

Book review: When Tigers Ruled the Sky vividly evokes Flying Tigers’ war with Japan

They were ‘the soundest investment China ever made’ – American outlaw pilots hired to fight the Japanese. Historian’s book recalls the bravery of the wildly outnumbered flying aces over China and Burma during the second world war

Read at the South China Morning Post.

Global Change Institute chief Ove Hoegh-Guldberg says problem-solving is key to success

High-powered marine biologist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg traces his yearning to pursue a scientific career back to the age of seven: “I was a rather strange kid,” says Hoegh-Guldberg, 56, who runs the University of Queensland’s $32-million Global Change Institute.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald