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Michael Petraeus

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

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…

Malaysia’s “Parang Diplomacy” is Entirely Self-Defeating

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T he never-ending spectacle of Malaysian provocations, which has been going on for the past months, is increasingly less worrying and more entertaining – even if it’s a completely irrational…

Why Malaysia Needs a Non-Malay Prime Minister

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I freely admit that what you’re about to read borders on political fiction. There’s absolutely no realistic chance of a non-Malay taking over the reins as Malaysia’s leader right now.…

Gluttony, Not Greed, Makes US Healthcare So Costly

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Y esterday Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a study in which it claims that “the United States, on a per capita basis, spends much more on health care…

‘The Economist’ Should Learn from Singapore Instead of Attacking It

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C ondescension in reports about Asia is nothing new in the Western world. But one is forced to recognize things are getting out of hand if articles published in one…

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