Tag Archives: Global Affairs

Engage Dr Maha Hosain Aziz to Speak on the Future World Order

Dr Maha Hosain Aziz

We at Speakers Connect are proud to share that Dr Maha Hosain Aziz is now available to speak at your next event. Dr Aziz a former investment banker and Businessweek columnist, author, cartoonist and global risk expert. Popular presentation topics of Dr Maha Aziz: Post-Covid World Order Global Risk Trends Global Legitimacy Crisis Global Identity Crisis […]

Michele Wucker: Was the pandemic a grey rhino or a black swan?

Michele Wucker

Was the pandemic a grey rhino or a black swan? Best-selling author, Michele Wucker opined that it was more predictable than people realise. The pandemic should encourage policymakers to pay more attention to other known but poorly managed risks. These include rising inequality, climate change and financial imbalances such as dangerous corporate-debt levels and asset […]

Release of Chinese Simplified Characters Edition of Your Are What You Risk by Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker

CITIC Press has released the Chinese simplified characters edition of YOU ARE WHAT YOU RISK: The New Art and Science of Navigating an Uncertain World, published in the US in April by Pegasus books. The Chinese edition, with a preface written for Chinese audience, is part of the Rhino Books imprint created in 2017 for […]

Michele Wucker: Challenges for ESG Getting to a Zero Carbon Future

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker, author of best-seller, Gray Rhino, spoke at the ESG Global Leaders Summit held in Beijing August 26, focusing on “ESG Development and a New Low-Carbon Sustainable Future.” The summit was led by Sina Finance ESG channel and co-hosted by CITIC Publishing Group. If we humans do not change, we will be trampled. So […]

Dr Andy Xie: The Trojan horse threat behind China’s tutoring and tech crackdown amid US rivalry

In a recent opinion piece for SCMP, Dr Andy Xie discussed the continuing China-US rivalry, how both industries are becoming more powerful and more. Here are some highlights: Beijing is cracking down on tutoring businesses in its latest move to reshape China’s economy. Internet companies have also been under scrutiny for some time. Many actions fall […]

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 […]