Tag Archives: Global Affairs

Sandra Navidi Publishes New Book: Das Future-Proof Mindset

Sandra Navidi

Sandra Navidi has recently published her second book “Das Future-Proof Mindset: Die vier essenziellen Regeln für Ihren Erfolg im Zeitalter der Künstlichen Intelligenz“, in German. Handelsblatt has selected “Das Future-Proof-Mindset” as one of its summer reading recommendations. In its review, it stated that the book provides a “fascinating overview”, is “intellectually sound” and “diligently researched.”. […]

Michele Wucker on Identifying and Confronting the Obvious Risks of Gray Rhinos

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is specialist in risk management and crisis anticipation and is author “The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore” and “You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World”. In a recent interview, Michele took us through the concept of Gray Rhinos […]

Dr Andy Xie: From towering debt to bitcoin’s boom, why 2021 is the year of living dangerously

Dr Andy Xie

In his most recent SCMP opinion piece, independent economist Dr Andy Xie discussed why 2021 is the year of living dangerously. Vaccination is unshackling major developed economies and money is flowing into real economies, sparking overheating and inflation. This may spell the end of the speculative boom in both traditional financial markets and new products […]

Michele Wucker: Black Swans and Gray Rhinos

Michele Wucker

In a recent podcast, Michele Wucker, best-selling author of “the Gray Rhino” and most recently “You Are What You Risk”, talked about risk, decision making and uncertainty with the hosts, and in particular: • Five reasons decision makers have for not addressing problems • Making the “devil’s advocate” more prominent in the decision making process […]

Michele Wucker publishing new book You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating and Uncertain World

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker, best-selling author of “The Gray Rhino”, will be publishing her new book, “You Are What You Risk: The New Art and Science of Navigating and Uncertain World” on April 6, 2021. What drives a sixty-four-year-old woman to hurl herself over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Why do young journalists risk their lives to […]

Dr Andy Xie shared his insights on the GameStop stock frenzy

Dr Andy Xie

Renowned independent economist Dr Andy Xie shared insights on the GameStop stock frenzy in his recent SCMP article. The drama unfolding around GameStop is a tale of the internet levelling the playing field between at-home retail investors and Wall Street. The US stock market may become as retail dominated, and as volatile, as the Chinese […]

Covid-19 market bubbles, a creation of the distorted global economy, cannot last

Dr Andy Xie

Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist, opined that despite the Fed’s best efforts, such asset bubbles cannot be sustained. Could political instability in the US be the shock that deflates the bubbles? A bubble usually ends with a shock, such as an accounting scandal or rising interest rates. So much helicopter money may indeed lead to […]

Stephane Garelli – A Competitiveness Outlook for 2020, and Beyond

Stephane Garelli

Prof Stephane Garelli spoke on “A Competitiveness Outlook for 2020, and Beyond” in a recent virtual conference in Malaysia. Watch the video below to learn more: Stéphane Garelli is a Professor at both the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), one of the world’s leading business schools, and at the University of Lausanne. He is also […]

Wei Du Moderated Banking Webinar

Wei Du

Wei Du, seasoned journalist, moderated banking webinar in Hong Kong for audiences to participate from around the world. Investment opportunities of key emerging ASEAN markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam were discussed during the virtual event. Take a look at some of the photos from the event: Wei Du is a renowned […]

Andy Xie: The real economic reforms China needs to become less dependent on exports

Dr Andy Xie

In a recent SCMP article, Andy Xie discussed China’s slowing economy and the need to implement reforms to become less dependent on exports. To find a way out of China’s political economy dilemma, there needs to be a massive rise in efficiency. If China shifts from small township urbanisation to megacity development, the money can go […]

Dr Andy Xie: The US-China technology war is about to burst the tech bubble

Dr Andy Xie

In his recent article published in SCMP, Dr Andy Xie, renowned economist warned that the US-China technology war is about to burst the tech bubble. China is an economy that overinvests, while the US overconsumes: a marriage of convenience allowed these two one-legged individuals to lean on each other and keep their balance. But as […]

Michele Wucker: Is COVID-19 a ‘gray rhino’ event?

Michele Wucker

TEDTalk speaker and bestselling author Michele Wucker, in her recent conversation with Asian Scientist, answers an important question—Was COVID-19 a gray rhino event? Michele discussed her gray rhino theory with respect to the COVID pandemic, and what gray rhino events we should anticipate in the future. Watch the full interview below: Michele Wucker is an award-wining […]

Engage Martina Fuchs to Moderate Your Upcoming Event!

Martina Fuchs

We at Speakers Connect are excited to share that Martina Fuchs, seasoned broadcaster and public speaker is now available to moderate your upcoming event. Martina is a former CNNMoney Switzerland TV Anchor based in Zurich, Senior Business Reporter for the Chinese state broadcaster CGTN (China Global Television Network, formerly CCTV NEWS), Reuters Economy Correspondent for the […]

Michele Wucker -The Five Stages of the Coronavirus Gray Rhino

Michele Wucker

The whole world is impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Michele Wucker, author of best-seller Gray Rhino, opined that there are strategies to help countries response more promptly. The most important is to identify which stage you are at facing the challenge. In my book, THE GRAY RHINO, I developed a five-stage framework for analyzing responses […]

Michele Wucker: Gray Rhino – How can leaders identify Gray Rhinos?

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker is an author, commentator and policy analyst specializing in the world economy and crisis anticipation. Michele is a global thought leader with three decades of experience in media, finance, and non-profit management and content creation. She is the author of The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers we […]

Niall Ferguson on the State of the World in 2020 — and Beyond

Niall Ferguson

Renowned historian Niall Ferguson shared his insights on the state of the world in 2020 and beyond, at his recent presentation in Hong Kong. Niall Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve […]