China and India, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, are also two of the fastest growing. Until the year 1000 AD, China and India accounted for a quarter and a third, respectively, of all economic activity in the world. By the time the Industrial Revolution took hold in the late 19th century, however, both India and China had lost the economic… Read more →

4 Steps From Startup to a Growth-Stage Company

Whatever your business, the fundamentals of growth are the same. This article was originally featured on Entrepreneur.com You’ve taken the plunge and started a new business. You made it through the first year and turned a profit – congratulations. When an entrepreneur takes an idea and turns it into a profitable business, it’s a cause for celebration. But it’s not enough… Read more →

Can The U.S. & China Get Along?

Having lived and worked in the US and China, I often tell those who are interested that the people of the two nations are more similar than they are different. However, the systems of government and, less obviously, the projection of hard and soft power differ greatly between the two countries. China is no longer content to play a regional… Read more →

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Drive Economic Development

This article was recently featured on Huffingtonpost.com There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of work. Much of the time, these conversations are fueled by the anxiety many of us share as we try to understand the impact new technologies will have on our industries. We tend to reduce these discussions to binary arguments — how smart machines… Read more →

The Connected City: Trends and Developments Driving Smart City Innovation

This article was originally posted on Huffingpost.com Human beings have ascended from barbarism into civilization in just 10 million years, thanks in large part to modern science and systems of governance. Urbanization is one of the results of our advancement, with cities representing our technological prowess and the rich culture our species has achieved over millennia. Cities throughout the world… Read more →

10 Reasons to be Thankful if You Live in the United States

It’s been a rough year, a rough month, a rough week. Police shooting minorities, police being shot; Brexit creating global uncertainty; thousands of people dying in Syria including an uptick in child suicides; another terror attack in France; China vowing to ignore an international tribunal ruling in favor of the Philippines; a US Presidential election where almost nobody really likes… Read more →

Meet The World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Wind power, one the cleanest forms of alternative energy, is great for the environment: it’s plentiful, renewable, uses no water and little land, and is on the rise globally. Wind farms, consisting of many individual wind turbines, are normally used in conjunction with other electricity sources or storage to provide consistent energy. Wind power is playing an increasing part in… Read more →

The Halvening is Upon Us!

The media is awash in discussions of bitcoin as the cryptocurrency increasingly is seen alongside gold, the dollar and the yen as stores of value in times of uncertainty. Brexit has increased the concern just at the time that there is going to be a fundamental change in how bitcoins are generated. Known as the halving, or slightly more fun,… Read more →