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[Book review] How Asia Works. Success and Failure in the world’s most dynamic region, by Joe Studwell

Published July 17, 2014

I’ve just finished “How Asia Works – Success and allure in the world’s most dynamic region” (Amazon) by Joe Studwell, a book I found in the yearly recommendation from The Economist. Overall, it is

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Singapore and “Little India Riot”: When demographics knock on the door again

Published December 9, 2013

Yesterday night saw Singapore having its first riots for more than 40 years, so you can imagine it’s the hot topic everybody is talking about this December 2013. Incidentally, I’m living in Little India

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Global Youth Startup: an international startup week-end on steroids to solve the world’s biggest problems

Published October 13, 2013

The 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which took place in Kuala Lumpur, was surrounded by a net of events to gather the many parts of an innovation ecosystem. One of these events was Global Startup

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How Russia, Tanzania, Indonesia and the US analyze their own startup ecosystems

Published October 13, 2013

Answering the question “what is the 2nd best innovation ecosystem in the world” is both a provocation and a eye-opening. No one seems to be able to think out of what the Silicon Valley

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Towards an entrepreneurial university

Published October 13, 2013

Universities are both a place for innovators to learn and grow, and sometimes an obstacle to innovation. On the one hand, companies like Google are tightly intertwined with the support from their universities, a place

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Competing or connecting startup ecosystems?

Published October 13, 2013

Our project and mission in Kuala Lumpur is about learning how innovation ecosystems work all over the world, starting in year #1 with 10 countries to be visited over the next 10 months during

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Malaysia as a Startup Hub, how to take it from here?

Published October 13, 2013

Malaysia has, for a young country, already quite an history of building its own ecosystem, as it opened its Multimedia Super Corridor back in 1997. Now is the time – and it’s also the

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Getting rid of competition and convincing non-customers with Blue Ocean strategies

Published October 13, 2013

Chan Kim, Chair Professor of INSEAD Business School delivered an energic and humorous speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, after Malaysia PM Najib Razak and US Secretary of State John Kerry

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Kick-off of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit: how entrepreneurship is fit for Asia’s electrifying youth

Published October 12, 2013

I’m always a bit wary of politicians speeches, after all, this is their profession, even if really can be far from what they day. This morning however in Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, I was

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A digital & e-commerce exploration of Jakarta, Indonesia

Published June 17, 2013

During Tech in Asia, I had the opportunity to write about tech trends in Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, without moving from Singapore. This time, I went to Jakarta for real, and met a dozen

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