ATP590: Are You Ready for the Asian Century? (Asia Matters)

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Podcast highlights:

  • 06:20 The year 1915 in context - End of British century, start of the American century when the Old Powers financed The Great War, building "walls", while America financed connectivity that made them the world leader
  • 34:00 The Asian century is about East AND West - the case of Santa Clara-based company Intel having their innovation accelerator in Shanghai China
  • 48:25 The best ways for Silicon-Valley people to prepare for the Asian century - surround yourself with people who get it, stop talking, start showing up in Asia

Podcast notes:

  • 00:05 ATP590 - Asia Matters with Graham Brown
  • 00:15 The Asian Century - What's coming next? The important trends to look for in Asia and does Asia's rise mean the fall of the West?
  • 00:50 Going back in time to recognise patterns that help predict and understand the future better - The case of San Francisco in 1915 when the World Fair opened and the technology early in the information age
  • 06:20 The year 1915 in context - End of British century, start of the American century when the Old Powers financed The Great War, building "walls", while America financed connectivity that made them the world leader
  • 12:10 A look at Donald Trump building walls physically and figuratively through protectionist policies especially against Chinese immigration and their limited access to areas of strategic importance like science and technology
  • 19:30 What the Asian Century looks like - A look at the parallels and the pattern of the old world building figurative walls while the new world building figurative bridges
  • 24:20 Going back to the World Fair - A look at Thomas Edison and the beginning of San Francisco as the hub of innovation and the parallels with Asia creating the foundations for innovation from grassroots to top-level now - inviting talent in and not building walls
  • 28:25 China the biggest investor in renewable energies while Donald Trump wants to make coal great again - A look back at the Suez Canal crisis and America's control over Great Britain
  • 34:00 The Asian century is about East AND West - the case of Santa Clara-based company Intel having their innovation accelerator in Shanghai
  • 38:30 From national identities into cross-boundaries - the benefits of not only learning the Chinese language but also experiencing the culture and the comparison between Amazon which is doing everything right yet still trailing Alibaba which starts in a position of strength in Asia
  • 42:50 The Asian mindset is the right mindset to survive and thrive in the Asian century and the change from Asia needing the West to Asia needing Asia
  • 45:40 A look at the Asian middle class driving the Asia to Asia growth story - Silicon Valley will need Asia more than Asia will need Silicon Valley
  • 48:25 The best ways for Silicon-Valley people to prepare for the Asian century - surround yourself with people who get it and stop talking, start showing up in Asia

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