Creating Regional Wealth

Posted on Tuesday 27 June 2006

jeffsaperstein.gifWhile most of us in the so-called developed countries rest on our laurels, regions such as India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Ireland, and Israel, among others, are surprising us with unexpected rapid economic growth. They’ve learned to leverage the power of communications in the information age, rapid learning often supported by a joint public/private partnership within the countries, and strong business relationships with the rest of the world.

Our current episode explains a bit about how all this has come to pass, along with some interesting predictions of what other countries may be emerging soon that will join this list as some of the fastest-growing and technology-savvy in the world.

What do you think are some of the more significant implications of all this as we move further into the 21st century? Is the United States, in particular, apt to see itself “under attack” as others master some of the very skills it has used to become a great economic power? Will the U.S.’s heavy borrowing from countries such as China tilt the balance of (economic) power even further, on top of the implications of what our guest this week has talked about?

Please do let us know your comments by click on the “comments” link.

And if you’d like to listen to this week’s episode again, please click on the link below.

Stranova Vol. 21, “Creating Regional Wealth in the Innovation Economy”, with guest Jeff Saperstein, business consultant and marketing strategist

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