Does Happiness Matter?

Disney bills itself as the “Happiest Place on Earth”, but according to a recent report from the United Nations, that is instead Finland. The World Happiness Report was launched in March and ranked countries by a range of factors meant to measure happiness. These...

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Silicon Delta: The Maker’s Market in Shenzhen

Once derided for copycat innovation, Shenzhen and Guangdong Province are today global centres of innovation due to a world-best supply chain for technology. David Li of Shenzhen’s Open Innovation Lab argues that the copycats have since morphed into a powerful...

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Biting-Edge Blockchain: Our March Breakfast

Blockchain is a transaction ledger distributed over tens of thousands of computers. Near impossible to hack. It will fundamentally alter your business. Blockchain allows businesses to digitize their work flows, and benefit  from near-impossible-to-hack distributed...

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Mainland M&A: An Insider’s Perspective

Chinese outbound investment reached new records in 2016. According to Baker McKenzie, “Combined Chinese direct investment in the advanced economies of North America and Europe more than doubled in 2016 to a new record of USD 94.2 billion as China continued its...

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Why Do Companies Still Make the Same Mistakes?

On Friday, 4 November the members and guests of Asia Insight Circle will hear from Caroline Sapriel, founder of CS&A, a specialist crisis management firm. Recent crisis examples show us the fragility of what we have been taught. Are we forgetting these lessons...

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Honouring Russia’s Paramount Leader

On Friday, members and guests of Asia Insight Circle hear first-hand accounts of the establishment of the Yeltsin Center in central Russia, and the benefits of investing in and doing business with companies in the Yural Mountain region. Alexander Drozdov is Chairman...

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Breakfast with Robert Greifeld, CEO, Nasdaq

Read a profile about Robert Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq, from Business Insider published 16 May 2016: Nasdaq CEO Bob Greifeld talks David-and-Goliath battles, making computers work harder, and the future of trading Article available here.

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China Health Reform: WHO

On Friday, March 10th 2016, Asia Insight Circle convened for its monthly private discussion in one of Hong Kong’s exclusive restaurants, Arcane. Asia Insight Circle was honoured to host a distinguished guest in Dr. Bernhard Schwartlander, World Health Organization...

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