Monthly Archives: April 2014

India’s new voters: we are connected

Apr 10, 2014

Check out this article on India’s new voters in the latest issue of The Economist, which argues that rapid social change and assertive voters will improve Indian democracy. With commentary coming from speakers such as Swapan Dasgupta and Gurcharan Das, it is believed that more demanding voters are emerging thanks to three intertwined trends: a youth bulge, urbanisation and

James Crabtree: “India’s BJP woos investors”

Apr 8, 2014

Election day #1 passed mostly without incident yesterday in India, though it is going to be a long process. James Crabtree,  Mumbai Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, has written a general polling overview, focussing on the launch of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) election manifesto in New Delhi yesterday. James notes that the leader of

Events to attend: Michael Lewis talks “Flash Boys”

Apr 7, 2014

On April 30th, Michael Lewis, author of the runaway best-sellers “The Big Short”, “Moneyball”, “The Blind Side”, and the cult classic “Liar’s Poker”, will be coming to London for a rare public appearance with Dominic Lawson, a writer and journalist. The event will be presented by the How To Academy, which was created to offer innovative educational

John Hulsman on the underrated importance of the India elections

Apr 7, 2014

The largest democratic exercise in history has begun in India, as 800 million eligible voters head to the polls for the general election. Dr John Hulsman, political risk analyst and senior columnist for City A.M., writes on the underrated importance of these elections, and how just three hurdles stand in the way of economic renaissance.

INSIGHT Q2 | Read our quarterly digital magazine

Apr 7, 2014

Click here to read Insight Q2: “It’s All About the Politics” Welcome to our new edition of INSIGHT, which is full of speaker profiles, interactive content, exclusive articles and new book features. This quarter we focus on politics – important upcoming elections in India, the US and the EU, the crisis in the Crimea, President Obama’s

Jonathan Berman on the corporate struggle for Africa

Apr 7, 2014

Featuring in an article for Forbes magazine, Jonathan Berman, author of ‘Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise’ (2013), shares his insight on the issues facing Western companies and their CEOs as big businesses compete for the “corporate struggle for Africa.” Jonathan argues that whilst optimists predict an African century ahead, with

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