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

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

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

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

A creative economy

Park Geun-hye pledged economic revival through creative economy during her inauguration address. “A creative economy is defined by the convergence of science and technology with industry, the fusion of culture with industry, and the blossoming of creativity in the very borders that were once permeated by barriers.” Introducing the Australia Korea Emerging Leaders Dialogue. Working … Continue reading A creative economy

Disruption Is Inevitable

It is how you deal with disruption that is what’s most important. Shortly after launching my new website, I encountered some unexpected troubles with my old host provider. For me, this was a relatively small problem even though it consumed more time than I would have liked. A few hours before my problems began there was … Continue reading Disruption Is Inevitable