Blog

July 7, 2020

New Models for a New World: Vietnam (2019)

In this first post in our new series, "New Models for a New World", we explore the output from our 2019 programme in Vietnam, which focused on tackling the issue of skills training for Vietnam's growing working-age population.
July 1, 2020

Leadership to achieve a common goal: Nary Ung, ASEAN YLP, 2018

An interview with Nary Ung, one of our alumni who joined the 2018 ASEAN Young Leaders Programme in Jakarta, Indonesia.
June 23, 2020

New Models for a New World: Jakarta

In this first post in our new series, "New Models for a New World", we explore the output from our 2018 programme in Jakarta, which focused on tackling the issue of youth unemployment.
June 19, 2020

Broadening Globalisation’s History Beyond the Anglo-Saxons

The retreat of the United States does not have to mean the end of globalisation: global trade networks have risen in the past.
May 27, 2020
Hong Kong people wearing surgical masks druing the COVID-19 pandemic

Explaining Hong Kong’s Coronavirus Response

Hong Kong's sucessful control of the coronavirus shows that the city still possesses the elements of strong governance and a strong society, regardless of the approval rating of any political administration.
February 13, 2020

Explaining the KCE: Knowledge

Knowledge — the ideas and concepts that people use when they work with others — is one of of the key pillars of what GIFT considers "purposeful leadership."
February 13, 2020

Fostering Business Insights: Sarawak’s Indigenous Culture

An introduction to the state of Sarawak: the field project location for the upcoming 2020 Malaysia YLP.
December 9, 2019

Fostering Business Insights: Myanmar’s Opening Economy

November 19, 2019

Tough Love: The Art of Giving & Receiving Feedback

Aspiring business leaders often struggle to give their teams useful feedback. It can be uncomfortable, and easy to avoid.
November 5, 2019

“Farmers are businesspeople”: an interview with Chetna Sinha of Mann Deshi Bank

In March 2019, GIFT worked with the Mann Deshi Foundation on the 2019 Global Leaders Programme. Chetna Sinha, Founder of both Mann Deshi Foundation and Mann Deshi Bank, graciously agreed to share her thoughts about Indian agriculture, rural challenges, and the effects of climate change.
September 2, 2019

Fostering Business Insights: Vietnam and Geopolitical Change

GIFT returns to Vietnam for our GLP this November 2019. Read to learn more about what has happened in Vietnam since our last visit in 2017!
June 28, 2019

Globalisation: More than just economics

Challenging the feel-good, simplistic narrative about globalisation.