The Future is Asian

Parag Khanna

Founder and Managing Partner of FutureMap,

Author of “The Future is Asian”

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Since the turn of the century, Asia is playing a bigger role in shaping the world economy, politics and in global leadership.

For example, there is an increase in inbound tourism into countries such as Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The movement of the workforce across regions has become ubiquitous, such as the Filipino nurses, Indian engineers, Nepali security guards and many more. There is also an increase in technology and innovative startups with funds pouring in from western nations. The Asian landscape is greatly diverse and complex.

What makes Asia the place to be in this 21st century? How can an Asian citizen prepare themselves for their rise on the global stage?


About Parag Khanna

Dr. Parag is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is the Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm. He recently released a book called The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century (2019).


In this episode, you will enjoy…

  • What the book, “The Future is Asian” actually mean coming from its author
  • Why is Asia different from America and Europe
  • How Asia is emerging and collectively growing economically as a region
  • What are the importance of the current Asian growth for Asean citizens
  • How did Asia become the center of attention in this century as compared to the previous ones– focused on Europe and America
  • Identifying the common barriers among Asian nations that prevents them from rising
  • How an expert foresees the future of Asia in the next 20 to 30 years


Beautiful Quotes

  • We should celebrate cultures and societies that have been long suppressed and colonized, standing up for themselves and finding their place in the world voluntarily.
  • Differences in cultures, beliefs and languages have not inhibited the collective Asian rise for many centuries.
  • Young people should have a holistic view on improving their skills in order to keep up with the world.


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