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10Jan/110

Shlomo Maital: India’s Secret Weapon.

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.

"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

I first became aware of Shlomo's work after falling in love with his insightful piece: India's Secret Weapon.

If you have not read this short essay, you would be remiss to close this page without perusing the referenced link.

It confirms my own ideas about the value of education. It also provides vivid insight into the scope and scale of education in India. It has obviously and intelligently been made a national and cultural priority. Even without Shlomo's incredibly compelling endorsement, it easy to begin to understand the potential of such large-scale initiatives. And it is exciting to imagine what it all might mean for the world at large.

In his new book, Global Risk/Global Opportunity, Shlomo Maital offers ten tools to help managers evaluate risk and exploit global opportunity by observing minds, markets and money. This is especially important today, given the increasingly connected global world. Because while we strive for an integrated and connected globe, thinking globally is harder than most imagine. To truly wrap your mind around the problem and understand the factors at play is a challenge. Eye-witness accounts and an eagerness and openness to understand and learn are a great starting point.

But in starting out, you must know where you want to end up. To this end, once again, Shlomo Maital provides valuable and intellectually stimulating insight:

Posted by Jeff

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