Sangeet Paul Choudary is one of the world's leading thinkers on "platform economy." Although, the concept has variously been described as the "gig economy," "the gift economy," "the on-demand ...

There are nothing as certain as death and taxes. But one should add retrenchment in a globalizing world too. At the rate at which the world is becoming a giant globe of trading space, there is no ...

Henry Kissenger has always been a household name in the US, if not the world at large. His role as the former Secretary of State of President Richard Nixon, subsequently, the National Security ...

Success begets success, so goes the saying. But based on the research of Clayton M. Christensen, a professor at the Harvard Business School, who is a renowned corporate strategist, nothing can be ...

South China Sea has been one of the most strategic issues to confront Asia at least since World War I. When Alfred Mahan spoke glowingly of the importance of sea power, the American forces went from ...

In a different age, and a different time, Arun Sundarajan, an economist at New York University's Stern School of Management, would have been regarded as a "leftist." All that focus on "sharing," ...

Rana Foroohar, without a doubt has written an impressive book on the American economy. Unlike in the 1970s, where every USD 1 spent on investment will generate USD 3 worth of GDP (Gross Domestic ...

Kenneth S Rogoff is not your conventional economist. He teaches at Harvard University, and was once the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. But he has put forward a powerful, ...

Most business concepts have a short shelf life. They cannot withstand the test of time; resulting in a cycle of peaks and valleys. Be it B2B (business to business), or, B2C (business to customer), ...

Jonathan Tepperman doesn't waste your time in telling you where the problems are. He just goes ahead and list them down. Problems like inequality; lack of political leadership; policy gridlock; ...

All economies are now said to be going through a process of globalization, or homogenization if you will. In other words, they are emulating the best practices out there. Such process of emulation, ...

The US economy has been financialized to the degree that it takes USD 4 dollar to produce USD 1 dollar of output. And, the ratio will keep enlarging. Indeed, it used to be USD 1.5 dollar to produce ...

It has now become near consensus that the financial malaise affecting the world is due to high corporate debt. According to Rana Faroohar,  almost all CEOs in Wall Street are addicted to high ...

Contemporary economics, rather than being a dismal science, has made the discipline a dismal subject of study. The numbers are dense and elaborate. On most cases, the equations are almost ...

Scholars who dare to take on the entire scope of Asia are few and far between. Often, academics and specialists alike prefer to specialize on one or two countries; potentially a micro region like ...

Steve Chan affirmed at the outset that his book will not repeat the conventional/popular views out there.  After all, having gone through 35 years of ascendance, every decent academic with an ...

Power comes from the barrel of the gun, Chairman Mao once affirmed. In many way, this was true to the degree that had it not for the fact that Deng Xiao Ping was the chief of staff of the People's ...

The Euro was created in 1999 by European Commission and European Central Bank. The latter preceded its creation by a year. The goal was to reduce the transaction cost of European trade, by extension, ...

Theory is meant to simplify all the complex realities out there into a patterned and predictable whole. It is also referred to as an "optic." It is a window through which the world is seen. At ...

Scholarly works are often embedded with the intention to seek fame, potentially, more funds, and faculty tenure (3Fs). Ironically, all three motivations are so powerful, and all engrossing, that the ...

Conventional wisdom has it that there is no free lunch in the world. It is true to some extent. But the digital economy is filled with freebies, which allowed the author David Alder Wass to claim ...
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