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Humans vs Machines

April 10, 2015

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A recent article posted to a Wall Street Journal blog got me thinking about a question that has long been on my mind: are we really facing a humans vs machine dilemma when it comes to U.S. jobs and competitiveness? The following three important and persistent trends are leading business to replace labor with technology: Availability of […]

Open Course: Business in a Political Age

March 31, 2015

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The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management is offering an open course (a so-called MOOC) entitled Business in a Political Age taught by its leader, The Hon. Mark Kennedy. I have known Mark Kennedy for many years. He has been a successful business man, a politician who served his country and he now leads George Washington University’s […]

Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific

November 8, 2014

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Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific Recently, we explored the private equity investment climate in Southeast Asia in Next Stop, Southeast Asia and took a look at the potential implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors? This time around we are […]

Making the Most of the Mekong (Bangkok Post)

July 16, 2014

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In thinking about Frontier markets recently, I came across this interesting article relative to the countries that share the Mekong from the Bangkok Post this morning. I’m posting below as I think it would be of some interest to investors.   Bangkok Post article by Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, 16 July 2014, unabridged. Making the most of the Mekong Emerging markets that share the […]

Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to China, Speaks at University of Minnesota

May 11, 2014

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The University of Minnesota’s commitment to China is remarkable. Even more remarkable is the University’s sustained commitment over a century as this year marks the 100th year since the University admitted its first Chinese student. It is against this backdrop that the University of Minnesota recently held its 13th annual Bob and Kim Griffin “Building U.S-China Bridges Lecture” with […]

China’s New Philanthropy on the Global Stage

May 8, 2014

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Last September in a speech at a Gala to celebrate “China on the Global Stage,” I spoke about what it means for Chinese corporates to do business on the Global Stage from an entrepreneur’s perspective. Recently two men ushered in a new era for China on the Global Stage. On April 24, 2014, Jack Ma and Joseph […]

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors?

December 31, 2013

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When it comes to foreign companies, funds and investors doing business in China and positioning themselves to do business in China, the question on the minds of everyone is the significance of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.  What does it mean for China, and to investment in China?  Answers to these questions are contained in a […]