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Indonesia: The Dreaming Giant

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...

Lebanon: Asia’s Wild, Wild West

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...

The Komodo Islands and EcoTourism

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....

John Stanton : co-founder of Chosen

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...

Aaron Fishman: East Bali Cashew

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...

Steve Leonard: Founding CEO, SGInnovate

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...

Diana Wu: The Future of Work

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...

Stanley Samuel : Solving Asia’s Water Crisis

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....

Raja Samu Samu VI : The King of Kings

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-...

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