Mark Greeven: Understanding China’s Next Wave of Innovation - 15th Feb

Speaker Mark Greeven talks about the future of Innovation in China and how many new companies are disrupting numerous industries.

Who Can Take More Pain In This Trade War Showdown? - 14th Sep

I don’t see any off-ramp. There is going to have to be a lot of pain before anybody backs away. The trade hawks around Trump seem to think that China’s economy is now so wobbly that sanctions will push the country over the edge, and the Chinese will coming begging for mercy. They seem to have no idea what it would mean for the global financial system if they did succeed in taking down China.

How To Avoid World War III in Asia - 6th Jul

World War II still hasn’t ended, yet World War III already looms. The recent discovery of large oil and gas reserves under the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands islands has heated up the situation dramatically, with military budgets surging, and warships, coast guards and fighter jets scrambling to assert control over the commons. Meanwhile, tensions on the Korean Peninsula have drastically escalated into the world’s most dangerous flashpoint over the past seven decades precisely because the Korean War itself was never formally ended in 1953. A multipolar world can be an unstable landscape of security dilemmas and proxy competitions à la Europe before World War I, or it can be a stable balance of power in which sufficient distance among poles and respect for their spheres of influence generates a dynamic equilibrium. If we want this kind of lasting global stability, we must permit technocrats to make the peace first.

Brent Gleeson: Want To Crush Your Goals Next Year? Here Are 12 Questions To Ask Your Boss In 2018 - 22nd Dec

The best people I have managed are the most proactive when it comes to taking ownership and accountability over their development. They show a deep emotional connection to the company and to their work. They don’t sit around waiting to be told what to do. They are team players and take on roles and responsibilities outside of their job description – when it’s appropriate and as long as those activities don’t distract them from the goals they have set with their manager. And most importantly, they are brave and manage up!

Patrick Chovanec: What American Corporations Really Think About China - 8th Dec

What Jack Ma says is correct – within limits. He’s correct that you go to a country and have to play by their rules and government regulations. You have a choice as a business to gauge whether the opportunity is really worth it. Some will decide that it is and others will stay away.

Duncan Clark: China’s Latest Crackdown on Message Groups Chills WeChat Users - 8th Dec

WeChat is really the modern printing press, so of course there will be restrictions. If you are an investor in Tencent, you are basically betting on management’s ability to adjust to policies and yet still be able to create a product that people like.

Brent Gleeson: How Leaders Inspire Change In The 21st Century - 1st Dec

The workplace has become more digital, more diverse and more reliant on advanced technology, yet most organizations and their leaders have yet to understand how to leverage these new opportunities for increased efficiency and agility.

Duncan Clark: Alibaba’s rise creates 10 billionaires not named Jack Ma - 27th Nov

Both Amazon and Alibaba are transforming commerce and media, retail and beyond, but Jack Ma has a more instinctive feel for business driven by his experience on the street as a merchant. Jeff Bezos went to Princeton, worked on Wall Street, identified books as a sector based on detailed analysis. Jack Ma is more driven by gut feel, not analytics.

Brent Gleeson: Strategies For Making Organizational Change Stick And Building A Bright Future - 10th Nov

When an organization creates trust through open communication – and by being willing to empower team members to both receive important information and act on it – it creates a truly collaborative, communicative environment – an organization poised for leading lasting change.

Brent Gleeson: Why Great Companies Prepare For Change Now, Not Tomorrow - 31st Jul

Great leaders know that values are only as good as the behaviors everyone in the company embodies every day. Values only matter if people actually live them. They only become part of the culture when the value-driven actions become habits. And those habits are openly rewarded.

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