Monthly Archives: January 2014

Curtis S. Chin: “China can lead the Asia-Pacific”

Jan 30, 2014

In his latest musing for CNN and Fortune, Curtis S. Chin, Managing Director of advisory firm RiverPeak Group LLC, explained how China has the chance to lead the Asia-Pacific as more confident and responsible Pacific power. As host of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum this year, China has the opportunity to shape the agenda and drive economic

Ruchir Sharma on latest turmoil in Emerging Markets

Jan 29, 2014

Ruchir Sharma, EM analyst and author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles (Norton/Allen Lane, 2012), wrote recently for the Wall Street Journal: The Emerging Market Comedown The beguiling idea of “convergence” still lives. But it shouldn’t. The basic notion of convergence is that incomes in poor nations will rapidly catch up—or converge—with those in

Read the chic new ebook by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Jan 28, 2014

If you are interested in the increasingly vital issue of gender balance for business, one of our leading speakers on the issue, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of 20-first, has just issued this short, sharp and very chic ebook, One Key to Gender Balance. This ebook uses great graphics and a dash of humour to make the subject

Vivek Wadhwa: “Enough is enough, Silicon Valley must end its elitism and arrogance”

Jan 28, 2014

Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, recently wrote a column in the Washington Post on the arrogance and self-righteousness of venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Not long ago, venture capitalists were the kings and kingmakers of the tech industry; when they walked into a room, entrepreneurs bowed. However, now they have largely

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