Columns

Our columns examine the following:
Globalization the topic of greatest concern to our senior executive members. Do it right or fade away.
Japan we live and work here, and navigating Japan requires insight
technology tech is core to us because it is increasingly about manipulating information, which is what we provide. And because it drives everything.


The British experience colonization for the first time – to themselves. The surrender of Singapore to the Japaneser in 1942 is so strange and amazing that I feel DN members might like to hear about it. I was able to tour some of the battle sites during my recent visit.  I’m not convinced the loss of Singapore was of great military significance. The psychological shock was huge, however.  It was an episode of piercing...

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Losing customer trust is every CEO’s nightmare. Whether it’s a crash-prone airline, Toyota (unfairly in retrospect) on the verge of ignominy after the “unintended acceleration” crisis, toxic eggs in the European food chain, poisoned dumplings in Japan…every company knows that the regulator and a panic-stricken public will be intent on ferocious punishment. At this P-MBA,  crisis experts Ross Rowbury of...

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4.5 stars (out of 5) Book Review Target audience: academics, policy makers, NGOs, those interested in agriculture. How about DN members and advisers? Anybody in the food business would find this insightful. Dole is mentioned as a successful foreign investor in agri-food (broccoli). Style: academic but generally clear. Credible? Yes. Critical of neo-liberalism but never becomes a rant. Synopsis: The argument is that neo-liberal...

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