This week’s readings include the FT obituary for Sir David Tang, an interview with NUS professor Wong Poh Kam on how start-ups can write the next chapter of Singapore’s growth, an HBR article on how the global economy is coalescing around a few digital superpowers, a look at shamanism in Mongolia and Adam Grant on why networking is overrated.
- David Tang, entrepreneur and FT columnist, 1954-2017: A popular figure whose influence, philanthropy and friendships spanned the world.
- Start-ups can write the next chapter of Singapore’s growth: The Nikkei Asian Review speaks with NUS business school professor Wong Poh Kam.
- Managing our hub economy: The global economy is starting to coalesce around a few digital superpowers and the very same technologies that promised to democratise business are now threatening to make it more monopolistic.
- Animal spirits: According to animist beliefs, nature is alive with spirits. That’s a problem when a mining boom is despoiling the landscape. The solution, as Alec Ash discovered in Mongolia, is to employ a shaman to intercede with the supernatural.
- Good news for young strivers: Wharton professor Adam Grant on why networking is overrated.