Monthly Archives: July 2012

The EMBER Model

To make your organization curious, cool and crazy, employ the EMBER model.  As you weigh a course of action or decision, ask yourself: (E) Does it make us extraordinary? (M) Does it matter to customers? (B) Does it breaks new … Continue reading

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China’s Budding RV Market

The recreational vehicle (R.V.) business in China is about to take off, benefiting domestic manufacturers and foreign makers alike.  The China RV and Camping Association expects sales to increase 40% a year from 2012 to 2015, to close to 4,000. … Continue reading

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Indonesia Growth

Indonesia will implement stimulus measures to boost consumption and infrastructure spending as a global slowdown limits exports and an imminent election on Greece threatens to deepen Europe’s debt turmoil.  The government will tap last year’s 24 trillion rupiah budget surplus … Continue reading

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SEA Water Strategy

Southeast Asia’s water strategy is the world’s second most underinvested and underdeveloped after Sub-Saharan Africa.  To achieve basic coverage across the region by 2050, capital spending on water sewerage and sewage treatment would cost ore than $383 billion.

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Asia and Climate Change

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change.  Last year, 176 million people in the region were affected by natural disasters suchas flooding and cyclones, with 3.5 million displaced de to climate-related catastrophes.

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Asean 2015

With combined GDP of $2 trillion, the 10-member Asean is angling for foreign investment.  Ranging from resource-rich Indonesia to impoverished Laos and financial center Singapore, Asean is planning a union by 2015 to allow for free flow of goods, capital, … Continue reading

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