The “BTS Effect” contributing over $3.5Bn of economic value to the Korean Economy

With the group announcing a break to enjoy their 20's now is a good time to reflect on the contributions of the world's most popular boy-band. BTS generated over $3.5Bn of economic value for the Korean economy in 2017 and is the reason 796,000 foreigners visit Korea annually according to the Hyundai Research Institute. The … Continue reading The “BTS Effect” contributing over $3.5Bn of economic value to the Korean Economy

Selling Australian Tourism Experiences to Asia

https://videopress.com/v/AHUG7Qvm Selling Australian Tourism Experiences to Asia A couple of weeks ago we had a conversation with Terry Hilsberg about our business plan for the China Canvas Challenge. Starting with how we launched Asia Advisory and the story of establishing people-to-people relationships in Korea. Returning to Australia in late 2013, our discovery that many Australian businesses struggle to build professional … Continue reading Selling Australian Tourism Experiences to Asia

The Avoidable War: Reflections on U.S.-China Relations and the End of Strategic Engagement

The Asia Society has released a series of 6 talks from former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.  The transition we are experiencing moving from Globalisation and Free Markets to that of Slowbalisation and Nationalism is a worrying macro trend, however, not necessarily something that has to continue to take the course it may appear to be leaning towards. … Continue reading The Avoidable War: Reflections on U.S.-China Relations and the End of Strategic Engagement

Ladies in Red make a Bull case for Vietnam

The next US-North Korea meeting is scheduled to take place in Vietnam. Not only has it piqued our interest but the Korea-Vietnam relationship is already flourishing. Perhaps due to its female population? Perhaps due to the deep financial and resource links between the two nations. A high female workforce-participation rate, a vestige of the war, … Continue reading Ladies in Red make a Bull case for Vietnam

The failure that didn’t fail

A deep look into the rise of China, touching on cultural, political and economic insights into what has led the nation to become what it is today. According to Yuen Yuen Ang, a political scientist at the University of Michigan, China has created a unique hybrid, an autocracy with democratic characteristics. #China #Politics #Economics #Culture … Continue reading The failure that didn’t fail