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I often meet startup entrepreneurs who are amped up about heir new venture. They typically have one hundred things already figured out and they’re convinced about their future success. I love to be around this enthusiasm and I love driven risk-takers. Still, few battle plans survive first contact. Building a business is a constant struggle […]
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The Trustees of Asia House are delighted to announce that Ho Ching, Executive Director and CEO of Temasek, will be awarded the 2014 Asian Business Leaders Award at a gala event to be held at Westminster’s Banqueting House on Monday 27 October. The annual Asia House award recognises those individuals who embody the ‘Servant Leader’ – […]

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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is talking to Discord about acquiring the social audio company created in 2015, that has more than 250 million users and has so far focused primarily on creating communities of video game fans. The trigger for these talks has been the surprise success of Clubhouse, which is even smaller than Discord, but […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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