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Michael Petraeus

Business strategist, economist, entrepreneur, explorer and blogger publishing about the past, present and the future.

Why Is Iran Attacking Ships in the Gulf of Oman?

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S ix tankers as well as Saudi oil facilities were damaged in a spate of attacks in May and June. While the US and its allies are claiming Iran was…

China Has Just Shown It Expects the World to Submit To It – or Else

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I f anybody thought Beijing’s assurances that it does not seek dominance over others but simply wants to be a respected and valued member of the international community are genuine,…

One Last Thing China Must Learn from Singapore – How to Be Liked

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T he two gentlemen exchanging laughs in the lead photo to this article are, of course, Lee Kuan Yew himself and Robert Gates, then Defence Secretary of the United States.…

Xipocrisy – China Blinks in a Historic Diplomatic Blunder

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C hina has lost its nerve. A series of statements issued by government officials – including Xi Jinping – and state media last week show that either the Chinese are…

Ego, Not Frugality, Drives Mahathir’s Investment Decisions

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I it’s been almost a year since Mahathir took back the reins of his country, inspiring hopes for a positive change after a decade under corrupt Najib. Unfortunately, however, as…

Some People Did Something – This Time in Sri Lanka

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O ver 200 people dead (as of this moment), another few hundred injured in eight blasts targeting churches and hotels this Easter morning in Sri Lanka. This adds to the…

Jack Ma is Right About the 996 Work Schedule

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S peaking candidly about work and business can get you in trouble – though it isn’t really a major surprise in the world where so many people get offended about…

The Most Famous Victim of Falsehoods and Manipulation: Steve Jobs

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W hile selfish and egotistical free speech “advocates” are running around lamenting introduction of the laws aimed at combating online misinformation, I thought it would be quite useful to sideline…

New Zealand Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided if the World Had Studied Singapore

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I t’s hardly a secret that I am hugely impressed by the small city-state of Singapore – what I often present in my articles here. But few people realize or…

Singapore Is Wealthy Not Thanks to Water but Trust – One Thing Malaysia Lacks

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W henever I think that Malaysian politicians have, perhaps, concluded their barrage of ludicrous assaults against their most valuable neighbor, they reignite controversy with another thoughtless comment – with the…

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