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Should I study business in Asia?

Andrew Jack – Financial Times Online courses, job prospects and risk: highlights from business school leaders’ replies to FT’s Q&A Are you a prospective student looking for guidance? Education leaders addressed questions in the Financial Times’ Q&A on when, where and how to study business in Asia-Pacific. They address key points such as the digitisation…

The China Challenge Can Help America Avert Decline

 Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi – Foreign Affairs When U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office—likely masked and surrounded by socially distanced officials and family—he will look out on a country that many believe is in decline. The problems that propelled President Donald Trump to office, including a collapsing middle class and…

Why a cut-and-paste approach to digital transformation won’t cut it: An interview with the founder of Biocon

McKinsey & Company’s Sathya Prathipati and Joydeep Sengupta – an interview with Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Asian companies can reap many benefits if they not only embrace but also truly understand digital innovation, says Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw cuts a formidable figure in India’s pharmaceutical industry. The chair of the country’s largest biopharmaceutical company, which registered more than…

A Very British Tilt

Towards a new UK strategy in the Indo-Pacific Region An interim report by Policy Exchange’s Indo-Pacific Commission Chaired by Rt Hon Stephen J HarperForeword by Hon Shinzō Abe Policy Exchange has convened a distinguished international Indo-Pacific Commission of current and former political leaders, military leaders, and thought leaders to help frame the scope of what…

The Importance of Understanding Asia

Doug Cook OBE, Institute Director, Asia Scotland Institute – The Scotsman Commentators have long talked about the “Asian century” based on the belief that, demographic and economic trends would result in a shift in the centre of gravity of the global economy to Asia in the 21st century. The reality is that the Asian century…

An executive’s guide to AI

McKinsey & Company McKinsey & Company have updated their foundational series on artificial intelligence (AI). Although targeted at executives, this McKinsey Analytics article explains what everyone should know about the essentials of AI that are important for staying ahead in the accelerating artificial-intelligence race. This requires executives to make nimble, informed decisions about where and…

Scaling sustainable aviation fuel today for clean skies tomorrow

An insight report with McKinsey & Company and the World Economic Forum A transition to carbon-neutral flying is possible and sustainable aviation fuels are the most promising decarbonization pathway in the near term. Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges of our time and requires collective action to solve, embodied in a shared…

The future of payments is frictionless—now more than ever

A McKinsey & Company conversation with Amrita Ahuja, CFO of Square Cash is king when it comes to maintaining corporate liquidity. It is in a somewhat less prestigious position when it comes to fulfilling consumer-to-business transactions. The onset of the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing fears of infection have prompted consumers and businesses to rely more…