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Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific continues to present unprecedented challenge and opportunity for Australia: The Asian century offers a wealth of opportunity for business, but there is more work to do. The opportunities are enormous. This calls for new relationships, nimble innovation and a pragmatic approach to cross-cultural understanding. More can be done, by all of us. The work of … Continue reading Asia Pacific

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New strategies for a changed world

Save time, gain influence and build important relationships for your success. Social Alchemy can provide you with the business intelligence and analysis to help solve your business problems and open the door to opportunity. New strategies for a changed world. The last five years have shown an increasing trend towards active citizenship, or civil society, including … Continue reading New strategies for a changed world

Some Reflections On Alchemy

Alchemy is a process of transformational change. Image via WikipediaThings don’t remain static. We chose either to invest in a restorative way forward or to degrade existing structures further.  Alchemy creates a situation where the reach exceeds the grasp.  Steps beyond the normal paradigms of direct transactions, and instead requires thinking, feeling, sensate, intuition. Whether … Continue reading Some Reflections On Alchemy

A Decade of Disruption

This last decade might be bookmarked by the rise and death of Osama bin Laden as a household name. From the 9/11 attacks, leading to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the countless ethical dilemma those created through to his death at the hands of a US Navy SEAL team, it would seem to have … Continue reading A Decade of Disruption

After the ‘PNG Solution’

The PNG Solution was a proposed and arguably ill-conceived policy initiative that was hoped to resolve the Australia's dilemma of how to process arrivals of people seeking resettlement by boat. We all know what happened next... But where to now? This situation is far from resolved, and what of our appreciation of the PNG relationship? … Continue reading After the ‘PNG Solution’

Low awareness is the problem

Reflections from notes I wrote in 2013 on state of the relationship Australia enjoys with Korea. Your thoughts? The 2013 Australian Government Issues Paper Towards  2025, Republic of Korea Strategy in the Asian Century alludes to the problematic nature of this relationship: low awareness of Korea poses a challenge in terms of building demand.: How do we want our relationship with the ROK to look in … Continue reading Low awareness is the problem

Untapped Potential, Natural Partners

Reflections on the Australia - Korea relationship from 2012. How much has changed, even in light of the FTA? What work now needs to be done as a priority? Australia and Korea are natural partners, and we both share untapped capacity for regional and global influence. In 2012, the two-way trade volume surpassed 35 billion … Continue reading Untapped Potential, Natural Partners

Hindsight: Power Shift in East Asia: Seven Drivers of Change

Foresight is frequently toted as of upmost importance when navigating a path ahead that forge relationships with Asia.Part of good foresight is to review assumptions and assess what proved to be correct, and where our thinking missed the mark. Getting it wrong does not necessarily mean our ability is faulty. Things change, and it can … Continue reading Hindsight: Power Shift in East Asia: Seven Drivers of Change

Welcome

Thanks for visiting. The posts which are below this post are old posts from a previous site which I have exported across here after I revamped my website (long overdue for maintenance!) Please take a look. There are some good posts there, and they give a good snapshot of events in Korea. Moving ahead from … Continue reading Welcome