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Best Steve Stine podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Steve Stine podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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This week I’m in conversation with Sasha Conlan, Founder and Owner of Singapore-based Sasha’s Fine Foods. We’re back in Singapore, and it’s that funny time of year where we find ourselves sandwiched between the Christmas season on the one end and Chinese New Year on the other. Over the course of my thirty years in Asia, I’ve come to appreciate this…
 
This week, I’m in conversation with Sriven Naidu. Sriven works in higher education and professional development consulting. He’s based in Singapore and has found a discernable increase in interest from corporations desperate to improve employee satisfaction, team performance, and commercial results. Week-in, week-out, we introduce topics that organ…
 
In this week’s episode I’m in conversation with Nick Fang, Managing Director of Black Dot, a Singapore-based media consulting and advisory firm. In our conversation we banter about the idea of what it means to design and imbed a national narrative. Nick has worked as a journalist, a presenter and a public commentator. Since leaving journalism, he’s…
 
In this week’s episode I’m in conversation with Ben Rolfe, CEO of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance. While most of us are out and about, getting on with living and working, a small but essential group of researchers are watching the way we live and work; studying disease patterns and contemplating the odds of epidemics. Communicable disease…
 
My guest this week is young explorer and accomplished photographer, Alex Pflaum. In our conversation we turn back time and wander into the wily world of the ancient Silk Road, where Alex spends his time these days. He’s betting on a renaissance among budding Central Asian economies, not in trade, but in tourism. At the time we spoke, Alex was worki…
 
My guest this episode is Kyle Hegarty, Singapore-based entrepreneur with an expertise in sales training and development. For years Kyle has worked with multinational and Asia-based sales teams and culled from this experience a treasure-trove of tales on what it takes to do business in this part of the world. His new book, soon to be released, is ti…
 
My guest this week is Gove Depuy, sustainability consultant, community-based planner, project leader and an advocate for bio mimicry. What are we talking about? Islands, and the growing idea that islands might serve as learning ecosystems for new ways of communing with the Earth we inhabit. It’s not an entirely new idea. In 1962, legendary author A…
 
My guest this episode is Rebecca Fannin, founder of Silicon Dragon Ventures and author of the new book, Tech Titans of China. She’s been on the program once before. Exactly one year ago we spoke about the rise of China’s tech giants, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, known collectively as the BAT. Four years earlier, Alibaba became the largest initial p…
 
My guest this week is Rob Garrett, Innovation and Impact Investment specialist and Managing Partner at Hezar Ventures. We hear a lot these days about the escalating global wealth gap. How the richer are getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Much of that wealth is acquired and accrued by family dynasties. Globally, something in the range of US…
 
My guest this week is healthtech advisor, novelist, and lucid dreamer, Tony Estrella. We live in stressful times. Maybe not more stressful than times of yore when our ancestors lived in fear of war, famine, or plague. But a particular form of stress brought on by always-on technology, chaotic schedules, and data overload. Our brains and our bodies …
 
My guest this episode is Oliver Tonby, Chairman of McKinsey & Company in Asia Pacific. As the firm’s top representative in the region, Oliver has developed a unique perspective on Asia, informed by access to the region’s presiding corporate and government leaders. In a newly released report entitled “Asia’s Future is Now,” he and his colleagues poi…
 
I have a very special guest this episode, our hundredth episode of Inside Asia! Anne Hockett is a healthcare professional and wellness advisor. She’s lived and operated across Asia for more than three decades and through her medical insight and devotion to the art of wellness, she offers a unique blend of Eastern and Western healing. In this week's…
 
My guest this episode is serial entrepreneur, tech optimist, venture capitalist, and long time friend, Paul Meyers. WI first met Paul in 1997. He sat behind a custom-built desk-top terminal with plans to deliver cable-TV news across high-speed networks. Real-time news at your fingertips. Can you imagine? It was a revolutionary idea at the time. Tod…
 
Brian Rogove, Founder and CEO of Singapore-based A-Star Education is in the for-profit education business. And when you consider the premium that Asian families place on education, it’s easy to see how profits might follow. Brian doesn’t beat around the bush when talking about education’s return-on-investment. He says that while “for-profit” educat…
 
In this weeks episode we meet politico, public relations specialist, former ambassador, private equity advisor, digital nomad, and public commentator, Curtis Chin. Curtis is many things to many people. And while he likes to think of himself as a kind of modern-day Renaissance man, his parents say that’s code for “unemployed.” We’re talking about wh…
 
China is not the nation it once was. It’s grown up, become stronger; more resilient and self-assured. Its influence in matters of global geopolitics is absolute and bending the knee to the US is most assuredly not in the script. Jim McGregor, long-time China resident, corporate advisor and respected insider, shares his unfiltered opinion on the evo…
 
Neil Bearden is an INSEAD Professor, investor, decision scientist, and children’s book author. Neil is many things, but above all others, he’s a story-teller. On this week’s episode he shares his views on the art of story-telling and why it is so essential to lean into story in this age of science. And why we, as humans, have found such meaning and…
 
This week’s guest is Glenn Chickering, Head of Faculty at the Green school on Bali, Indonesia. Students there live and breathe the environment and all things sustainable. Raise the subject of climate change with any 4th grader here and you’ll get an earful on everything from personal accountability to corporate responsibility. Sitting in the heart …
 
Gregory Burns is an artist, story-teller, and Olympian. It’s an unlikely combination of talents and the fabric of a man who’s made Singapore his home. The 19th century American writer and Naturalist, Henry David Thoreau claimed that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Is it possible that the artist offers us a way out?…
 
This week’s guest is Ian Chapman-Banks, CEO of Sqreem, an AI-enabled adtech company working to take on the US 1 trillion-dollar global advertising business - a sector ripe for disruption. It’s no easy feat to entirely unwind an industry eco-system, but that’s what Ian and dozens of ad-tech entrepreneurs around the world are trying to do. As he righ…
 
Take a quick poll among your friends and associates on what they consider to be one of the greatest challenges of our day, and increasingly, liberals and conservatives alike will say climate change. The subject has had its share of detractors and political nay-sayers, but with the passage of time, evidence mounts that humans – not Mother Nature – a…
 
This week we turn to the subject of Education. It ranks alongside food, shelter, and job opportunity as a foundation requirement for any progressive society, yet, the very tenants of traditional education and the perceived importance of a formal degree are increasingly the subject of scrutiny, and in some cases, derision. The universal question bei…
 
Anurag Banerjee is the Founder and CEO of Quilt.ai, an artificial intelligence, or AI-enabled consulting firm that mines data for the greater good. Anurag’s group recently released its “Beyond the Bottom Line: Sustainability Report” with two stated objectives: The first: To uncover six so-called Cultural Codes of Sustainability, representing what m…
 
Richard Borsuk is a veteran journalist, long-time resident of Southeast Asia, and a leading expert in Indonesian political economy. When I first met Richard in the early 1990s, Indonesia felt like a sleepy backwater, better known for its plantations and fishing villages. Back then, from my high-rise and fast-paced outpost in Hong Kong, Indonesia fe…
 
This week’s episode brings us to Lebanon, a country of six million people precariously situated between arch rivals - Israel to the south and Syria to the north. It’s also a part of what some say is a re-emergent region of Western Asia. Lebanon sits at the heart of the Mediterranean basin. And that very fact poses both promise and peril. Promise, b…
 
This week we take a break from the big themes of tech, trade, environment, and other topics driving Asia’s transformation, in order to explore a small group of islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. The Komodo Islands are unique in so many ways. It’s a world-class diving spot where you can swim up-close and personal with giant ma…
 
John Stanton is a venture capitalist and co-founder of Chosen, a leadership experience company that seeks to re-shape the way high impact entrepreneurs and executives think, live and engage with the world around them. If the name Chosen strikes you as Old Testament or even elitist, think again. The term comes from the Japanese word 挑戦 (chō-sen), me…
 
This week’s guest is Aaron Fishman, Founder and CEO of East Bali Cashews. In our conversation, we explore what it takes to make a labor and capital intensive cashew processing business fly and what it means to be a social enterprise. Aaron’s point of view will surprise you. Although East Bali Cashews has been touted as a best-in-class example of a …
 
Increasingly, technology defines our future. Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, robotics, machine-learning, blockchain, 3D printing, and much munch more. It all speaks to a world preparing to unlock and accelerate the way we live. As this new wave of innovation further empowers the individual and diminishes the role of traditional institutions, gov…
 
My guest this week had an euphonious moment when a close friend and work colleague unexpectedly took her own life. That set in motion a series of questions about life and the world of work that resulted in a book, called Futureproof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration. Diana Wu's book is a tour de force in understanding and addressing the c…
 
Water permeates all things. It’s the backbone ingredient to the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the sanitation we’ve come to rely on. According to Stanley Samuel, it’s high time to re-evaluate the importance and the value we place on this prized commodity. Through his company ECOSOFTT, Samuel has set out to address both the over-consumption a…
 
This week’s guest is Raja Samu Samu VI of Maluku, the current Secretary General of the Association of Indonesian Rajas and Sultans - along with his public relations and project advisor, Rex Sumner. While the Raja’s role in Indonesia is largely – if not entirely- ceremonial - he has designs on brokering a new set of local-foreign partnerships to imp…
 
Whatever your impression about the conventional "Board of Directors", its make-up, breadth and accountability are all about to change. That’s the view of this week's guest, Stephen Langton - head of the Board & CEO Advisory Group for the Asia Pacific region at Russel Reynolds Associates. Langton says – perhaps surprisingly – that Asia is making a p…
 
There are periods of time when the stars align for every part of the world, and Asia has those stars aligning today, says Dr. Parag Khanna, founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. Khanna is a recognized commentator on Asian geopolitics. He appears regularly at global forums, government gatherin…
 
Just as the automobile transformed the lives of Americans 100 years ago, so the smartphone is having the same effect on the country of India. That’s the view of Ravi Agrawal, Managing Editor of Foreign Policy and author of India Connected: How the Smartphone is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy. Smartphone sales may be slowing globally, bu…
 
This year marks Singapore’s bicentennial, the 200 year anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival. Today our guest is Jane Iyer, who gives us a crash course on Singapore’s history, and we might even touch on some of the darker sides of its colonial past! We don’t mean to dwell on this, but: Singapore used to be a place of fun Maritime pursuits Be…
 
Phil Gruber is the founding director of the Singapore Avatars of Improv, where he provides world-class impro-tainment, as well as professional training in all facets of improvisational comedy. In this episode we take a dive into the cultural side of Singapore. We talk about its blossoming comedy and improv scenes, and explore the creative process o…
 
A couple of weeks ago we were interviewed by Danny Koordi on the Economical Rice Podcast. We talked to him about the Chinese social credit system and why some people argue it’s the best thing since sliced bread, as well as the brain and how nobody really knows how it works. We had a lot of fun, so we thought we’d do something special and redistribu…
 
If you’re wondering why we spend so much time on the program addressing US-China relations, it’s because we believe it serves as a bellwether for a shifting world order. While China flexes its newfound geopolitical muscle with sights fixed fast on global markets, the moon, and more, the US appears mired in a crisis of national confidence. US headli…
 
This week your two favorite horses talk about the contrasts of Thailand, and Chiang Mai in particular. We also get into the untapped potential of Southeast Asia, discuss the lure of fake spirituality and take an unexpected dip into the wonderful world of conspiracy theories. We don’t mean to dwell on this, but : Don’t let the Leprechauns trick you …
 
Jerry Hinds is the president of the Association of Comic Artist Singapore and the creator of SupaCross, Singapore’s own “World of SupaHeroes Universe”. We talk about the rise of comic books in Singapore, as well as the creative process and the business aspects of creating them. Jerry also introduces us to Singapore’s very own “SupaHeroes” : Singapo…
 
Tensions between the United States and China continue to simmer amid trade negotiations, global influence, and the recent arrest of Huawei's CFO in Vancouver. For context on where things are and where things might go from here, I spoke with Elizabeth Economy, the C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relat…
 
Steve Stine is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent and 30-year Asia Veteran. He shares the story of how, because of an unexpected twist of fate, he ended up in Hong Kong flat broke, and had to hustle to build a new life for himself in Asia. We also discuss the rise of Asia vs the west and speculate where the current economic trends will lead…
 
In this first holiday special, we talk about Christmas traditions from all over the world and what this time of the year means to us as secular humanists / naturalists. We don’t mean to dwell on this, but: Gather round, children, for the Milking of the Nut! But I swear daddy, I didn’t do anything! New Year’s resolutions are just noises we make with…
 
This episode I’m speaking with Sam Tsui, Managing Director of Evolution Advisors, a boutique advisory and investment firm specializing in helping corporates and investors find and and execute on deals in Asia. Before that—for about a decade—Sam worked for Microsoft, identifying acquisitions and partnerships across Asia Pacific. Our topic this episo…
 
Francisco Marin, an award-winning photographer, tells us about his recent trip through Mexico, the colorful “Dia de Muertos” celebrations he attended there, and how he’s organizing a photography-tour to share his love for Mexican culture. Also We don’t mean to dwell on this, but : Only gringos dress up as Coco While “Dia de Muertos” is big in Mexic…
 
Our guest is Sammie Cheston, a veteran world-traveler who has lived in many countries over the last 20 years. We talk about his current life in Singapore, installing Bitcoin vending-machines and the hustle of running a traditional Thai restaurant. We don’t mean to dwell on this, but : Sammie Lee is in the place to be! Perfection lies somewhere in b…
 
Fashion is an industry that depends on fast and frequent shifts in taste. To keep up with consumer demand, brand-name makers of clothing and accessories have developed a habit of using cheap, sometimes unethical, labor to drive production. Environmental concerns have also fallen to the wayside. The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in…
 
We sit down with Davelle Lee to talk about cultural differences between Asian and Western cultures when it comes to parental expectations, emotional distance and the sense of duty and obligation towards one’s family. We also take a deep dive into the differences between our ideas of self-realization and the ways in which society understands, and re…
 
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