The Columnist

The Columnist is a quarterly newsletter that promotes regional ideas and perspectives to shape a new Asia. It reaches out to CEOs, political, civil and business leaders in over 30 countries in the region.

Every issue we cover the following topics:

  • Commerce – Business, organisation profile and opinion
  • Civilisation – Technology, innovation, power, social profile and opinion
  • Creativity – Design, arts and cultural profile and opinion
  • Case Study – Showcase of organisations seeking to make a difference from the inside-out

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An Asian Method of Business Design for Innovation

Lawrence Chong, CEO of Consulus, shared experiences and insights on how design is a key driver of innovation, and how it has a transformative impact on individuals and corporations, creating game-changing possibilities for a better world, at the Innovation by Design Conference 2017 in Singapore on March 8.

The Columnist | Issue 34 | 2017: Time for Solutions, Not Rhetoric

2016 has proven to be a year of seismic changes: Donald Trump’s historic win and Brexit were the most unimaginable events. What this mean is, we need to prepare ourselves to be ready for change and learn how to lead it in 2017. In this issue, read about the 4 principles for effective change in business and learn how to see things in unity with others so as to see the future with new eyes.

The DNA of Companies: Designed for Good

The idea that corporate social responsibility is considered exceptional and not the norm is the scandal of our times. We should not have to give an award to a company that is seeking to do good, it is in their DNA and should be the standard.

World Cities Summit: Unity for Liveable and Sustainable Cities

The Columnist talks to Mr. Larry Ng, currently serving as Managing Director of World Cities Summit, and Group Director (Architecture & Urban Design Excellence) at Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Singapore to find out more about the current pressing urban issues and what should be done to make cities more liveable and sustainable.

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