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  • The World's Youngest Poor Country

    Just stumbled on this cool and thoughtful review by David Karl at the World Affairs Blog Network's India page, which calls YWR ''the most contrarian of books'' for daring to downplay the threat of China and promote the promise of India.
    Posted to Emphasis Added (Weblog) by Rob on August 27, 2010
  • India's Entrepreneurial Advantage

    ''How can you write about the future of emerging economies without talking about China?'' asked one of my reviewers. I was sending around an early draft of the manuscript for my new book,Young World Rising. After all, the reviewer reasoned, everyone knows that China and India are the conjoined siblings of the developing world: two giants pursuing ...
    Posted to Emphasis Added (Weblog) by Rob on July 1, 2010
  • Generation Blend in Insurance

    The piece for the New York Times I co-wrote with Michael Costonis from Accenture on the problems of the insurance industry recruiting next-generation workers ran in the ''PreOccupations'' column in last Sunday's Business Section. It's more Generation Blend than Young World Rising, but might be of interest.
    Posted to Emphasis Added (Weblog) by Rob on June 16, 2010
  • Immigration, Workforce Balance and Entitlements

    Over at Salon this morning, Michael Lind has a response to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who had earlier argued that significant increases in legal immigration would be required to maintain the solvency of America's entitlement programs for the elderly. Lind observes that productivity growth (output per worker) is as critical to the ...
    Posted to Emphasis Added (Weblog) by Rob on April 13, 2010
  • Chinese Labor Shortages Arriving Ahead of Schedule

    Yesterday, Salon's Andrew Leonard ran a post pointing to two other stories from the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, both talking about labor shortages in China. You know, China, the country with more than 1.3 billion people. The articles both discuss the problems faced by manufacturers in the Guangdong region, the southeastern ...
    Posted to Emphasis Added (Weblog) by Rob on February 27, 2010
  • Is the Millennial Workstyle Recession-Proof?

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    Posted to Emphasis Added (Weblog) by Rob on August 27, 2008
  • Three Generations or Four?

    My mom celebrated a birthday yesterday. I hope she won't mind my telling you all that it was number 71. Earlier this week, she was in Atlanta meeting with potential clients and discussing healthcare informatics technology with people from the CDC. Though she ''retired'' from a 30-plus year career with the City of Philadelphia in the early 1990s, ...
    Posted to Emphasis Added (Weblog) by Rob on March 21, 2008

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