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October 11, 2020

Unleashing Your Potential, Pt. 1: The Power of Individual Mindsets

In this post, we explore the elements of the GIFT Growth Mindset: Purpose, Curiosity, Boldness, Energy and Self-Belief
September 9, 2020

How To Think About Hidden Costs in the Pandemic

As lifestyles change due to the pandemic, the external costs we place on others have also changed. Some have worsened, while others have improved.
August 28, 2020

New Models for a New World: Vietnam (2016)

In this next post in our new series, "New Models for a New World", we explore the output from our 2016 programme in Vietnam, which strove to maintain an enabling environment to support personal handwashing habits.
August 21, 2020

Thinking More Deeply About Technological Transformations

The world may never again see technological transformations as radical as what was seen in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
August 13, 2020

New Models for a New World: Hong Kong (2017)

In this next post in our new series, "New Models for a New World", we explore the output from our 2017 programme in Hong Kong, which strove to find solutions to one of the city's pressing social problems, the affordable housing crisis.
August 6, 2020

Growing Beyond Growth

"Growth is good" is one of the few political tenets that both advanced and emerging economies agree on, yet the idea of growth maximisation is anathema to reaching a sustainable economy. But what does it mean to think beyond economic growth as a concept?
July 31, 2020

New Models for a New World: Myanmar (2018)

In this next post in our new series, "New Models for a New World", we explore the output from our 2018 programme in Myanmar, which focused on expanding access to consumer finance for Myanmar's growing lower-middle class.
July 7, 2020

New Models for a New World: Vietnam (2019)

In this latest post in our 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.