Yak Pak Yak 2

For our upcoming YAK PAK 2 session Dec. 19th, I’ve been pondering whether we should have any kind of agenda. Our first dinner was just getting to know one another and it was a lot of fun. I don’t want this to get to feel too much like work. On the other hand, one would like to get inside those interesting minds in the room.

Please come with your own thoughts of whether you would like us to talk about some specific topics, or just wing it with no agenda and let Bacchus be our guide.

One thought I had was that I would like to know what each PAK member’s secret passion or outrageous wish is – either personal or for the world at large. We already know that Steven is driven to trek the high places of the planet. Continue reading “Yak Pak Yak 2”

SINGMARK, The World’s First Global Co-Nation

Over the past eight years, I have had the privilege of spending extended time in Singapore and Denmark. I have come to see these two small nations as a complementary pair, similar in size, alive with creative energy. Whenever I am in Denmark I find myself talking about exciting things going on in Singapore, and vice-versa.  Both societies are world leaders in balancing individual opportunity and the common good in the achievement of economic and social success.

I was delighted when, in June 2008, Singapore and Denmark signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a cooperation programme on design.

I now propose a somewhat more radical, but to my mind logical, next step. Continue reading “SINGMARK, The World’s First Global Co-Nation”