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Exclusive Interaction with Mr. HP Singh, Managing Director and Founder, Tomorrow’s India

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Mr Singh’svision about the immense potential in the present and future Indian Economy has given birth to another not for profit called “Global Social (India) Foundation “, which is the first ever platform that strives to bring together the three important pillars constituting the holistic growth of any nation- Culture, Knowledge and Business Opportunities-all on the same table! As a Social Entrepreneur, through Tomorrow’s India Mr Singh aims to enhance the economic cooperation as well as foster dialogues between India and the world economies.With approximately 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy and second largest country by population. Mr Singh believes that in order to use these resource to drive results it is important to reach out to the untapped economies and “Showcase India” to the World.

1. What is “Tomorrow’s India” exactly? Is it an NGO or a consultancy? What does it exactly do? How old is it? What work has it done so far and what are its future plans?
Tomorrow’s India Global Summit was incepted with the ambition to connect Indian start-ups and SMEs with the world. The vision of the program is to create immense opportunities with economies around the world and identify emerging trends within India for the participating countries. The program was launched by The Global Social India Foundation (GSIF) in January, 2016 in Singapore and brought together experts, entrepreneurs, head honchos and corporate gurus from diverse sectors of the industry in form of interactive and power packed panel discussions, knowledge sharing and cultural exchange. Tomorrow’s India is hosting its second edition Tomorrow’s India Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea.
2. Can you please share with us your Mission and vision for “Tomorrow’s India” in more details?
The pause for thought came last year on August 15, 2015, when I envisioned a world offering an exclusive platform to businesses and entrepreneurs who are ready for globalization with India being at the forefront. That’s how the idea of Tomorrow’s India emanated.With approximately 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy and second largest country by population. But how do we use this resource to drive results? The notion is simple – by reaching out to the untapped economies and “Showcasing India” to the World.Our global initiative is inspired by a great purpose – a purpose which lets your mind transcend limitations and you find yourself in a whole new ecosphere with different partner countries on board, helping you grow, without being limited by any geographic boundaries.

Our endeavour is to ensure that each member country derives the maximum number of opportunities in terms of joint ventures, intercountry collaborations, business tie-ups or investments and witnesses many more such glorious chapters going ahead – creating a whole new economic order.We have identified 3 vital pillars: BUSINESS, where we promote youth, MSMEs, start-ups and big corporate houses; KNOWLEDGE, where we aim to give education a whole new holistic approach and CULTURE where we create a fusion of intercountry performances never seen before.

Interview: Richard C. Bush on Northeast Asian Economies

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Richard Bush is director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) at Brookings Institution and is a senior fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center. For five years before that he was the chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, the mechanism through which the United States government conducts substantive relations with Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic relations.


In the Pink on Monkeys, Raisins, Money -- and the Flow

Monday, June 8th, 2015

What’s going on here … little furry primates, sweet rewards: is this magazine about business -- or zoos?

 Enter American Daniel Pink. He is, well, in the pink!

Enter American Daniel Pink. He is, well, in the pink! Dan started his dive into the midst of that color when he received a JD from Yale Law School. Then he held some government posts, such as chief speechwriter between 1995 to 1997 for Vice President Al Gore.

As a refreshingly idealistic author, he has penned five bestselling books about the changing world of work. These include “A Whole New Mind,” translated into 24 languages, and “To Sell is Human.” In “Drive,” Pink explains how money is not always the best bait for the employee fish, the theme of this interview.

Overall, Dan shifts us toward a -- surprising -- new world view based on his grasp of the psychology of control versus self - directed cooperation. He has the courage to slap at GE's snarling former CEO Jack Welch.

In 2013, www.Thinkers 50 selected him one of the world’s top 15 business cogitaters. He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a new television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel

Dan gives this exclusive interview to Victor Fic Biztech’s special correspondent for politics and economics, who edited it for clarity.


On Epictetus and Tin Cups: How the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ POWS Won Their War

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.” Epictetus

When naval aviator James Bond Stockdale became a ‘guest’ in the Hanoi Hilton, his vital leadership helped his men to survive. His son James Stockdale Jr. recalls his father’s sterling character. Then Taylor Kiland  author of ‘Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton,’ distills the lessons in this exclusive, unique interview to Victor Fic, Biztech’s special correspondent for business and politics.

“Why Should I Hire you!"

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

What skills do you need to be a personal branding expert?
First, a coaching certification is vital for training in helping clients self-discover –  to become aware of their talents, strengths and
passions. That is the information needed to create their brand. A coaching certification (CPC) includes over 320 hours of formal coaching education, live training and time with clients. The Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) is a specific accreditation for certified coaches who specialize in the understanding and use of energy to shift and amplify awareness and performance. These expanded tools offer a more significant client experience from which they can build their personal branding. Second, a keen sense of connection to the world is critical to help client see options and opportunities to find their fit in today’s world.

Branding is about how to Define Products

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014



First of all please tell us how important branding is in the marketing strategy of any product.

Companies need to engage in marketing through differentiating their product in price, retailing, and promotion. These days, however, the technology gap between companies is narrowing, which makes it difficult for companies to make their product significant and different. Quality-wise products are almost the same. Almost everyone is doing great in price, retailing, and, advertisement. Big companies and SMEs all are good at marketing. Thus, it is difficult to differentiate their products through marketing alone. Inevitably, companies seek brand management to stand out. Marketing is about how to sell, but branding is about how to define products. When companies engage in marketing, they think about how to make marketing outstanding. This is brand marketing. Marketing raises real value, while branding raises perceived value. Despite the high quality of the product, if the perceived valueis low, the product cannot be appreciated properly. As differentiated marketing is required, businesses are seeking brand management, which puts emphasis on brand. Therefore, branding is becoming a trend.

INTERVIEW: Jeong-Hoon Hur-Dal Indian Restaurant

Monday, December 2nd, 2013



The Indian Food Industry has come a long way in Korea. Long gone are the days when an Indian restaurants were a rarity in the streets of Seoul. Now an Indian res­taurant can been found in practically all important streets of this great city. Among the burgeoning Indian restaurants in Seoul, one name stands apart: Dal Indian Restaurant.
In business for the past 12 years, Dal res­taurant has been able to make a unique name for itself in Korean society. Con­sidered to be the most authentic, original and pure Indian res­taurant in Korea, it counts among its customers many of Korea’s top political, business and entertainment indus­try elite.
Recently Yong-hee Kwon sat with the general manager of the restaurants, Mr. Jeong-Hoon Hur, for an exclusive interview. Here are excerpts of the interview…
Please tell us when the first restaurant was opened here in Seoul, and why did you choose to work in Indian restaurant?
The first restaurant was opened in the earl

India and Korea can develop a mutually beneficial business relationship going forward: Shashi Maudgal

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Shashi Maudgal is Senior Vice President and President of Novelis Asia. In these roles, he pro­vides leadership for Novelis as the company grows in Asia. Prior to joining Novelis in 2012, Mr. Maudgal was Chief Marketing Officer for Hindalco Industries Limited, an Aditya Birla Group company.
He built and led the company’s marketing depart­ment, led the European due diligence process dur­ing Hindalco’s acquisition of Novelis in 2007, and served as a member of the executive leader­ship team in setting strategic direction. In addition, he is a member of the Aditya Birla Group’s Business Review Councils for Grasim Vis­cose Fiber and Ultratech’s Birla White Cement.
Mr. Maudgal holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in chemi­cal engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and a Master’s degree in Busi­ness Administration from the Indian Institute of Manage­ment, Calcutta. Recently he sat down with Dr. Lakhvin­der Singh, Managing Editor of Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report. Here are excerpts of the interview.

Novelis is one of the biggest aluminum producing companies in the world. What makes the company so successful? What are the vision and values of the company?
Novelis is the global leader in rolled alu­minum products and the largest recycler of aluminum in the world. While there are a number of factors driving our success, what really sets Novelis apart in the market is the combination of our global footprint, ad­vanced technology and superior expertise.
Novelis is the only industry player with the capability to produce premium rolled aluminum products on all four major indus­trialized continents – Asia, Europe, North and South America. We are well positioned to support our global customers with high-quality products and service wherever they do business and pursue future growth. The advanced material science and engineering technology behind our products is our key competitive advantage, fueling the design and development of innovative products. Our highly-focused business model that le­verages our manufacturing excellence and expertise delivers higher value in premium product markets.
Novelis is also a growing company. Sever­al expansion plans are underway to increase our rolling capacity globally in response to the growing demand for our products. We are also investing in recycling expansions globally to increase the recycled content across all our products. It is noteworthy that our growth strategy has a strong foun­dation based on sustainability. Our vision is to remain as the market leader in high-end products and in sustainability

Key for Future Success between South Korea and India is mutual love for each other’s culture and values

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013



President Ms Youngsook Lee with her daughter and Dr. Singh in her Seoul office

Under the corporate motto, “Truth and Peace, Wisdom and Love, Creation and Changes”, Youngsook Lee, the President of Youngwoo T&F Lead, has secured the company’s global competitive edge of inspira­tional , high-end, and market­able textile, especially union clothes. For the past thirty years, with her firm business philosophy of ‘Trust and Fidel­ity’, Lee is the head, mentor, and fine artisan who has sub­limated the nature in fabrics that people can be fully con­tent with. Her vision for creat­ing innovative products and a unique sub-culture of the Ko­rean textile industry has made her the ‘True Dream-Weaver’, a woman who has become a pos­itive influence for the industry, fashion trends, and people of the world.

The following are excerpts from an interview she gave with Asia-Pacific Business and Technology magazine:

 As you know, the fashion industry in Korea is getting world attention. Where you think the industry will go from here in the future in Korea?

It’s a big thing for me to predict the fu­ture of the fashion industry as such. But I can give you my take on the future of the Korean fashion industry. So far it has been working in a relative shadow. However, I believe that since all the world trends such as k-pop, Korean well-being food, culture, and fashion are now converging, the textile industry can be part of the emerging sun­shine of this movement. ‘YOUNGWOO’ also has been preparing to come out in the open and face the light with a firm belief that the uprising of the textile industry is the cor­nerstone for a trend-leading country.

Establish More Chairs of Indian Studies in Korean Universities

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Professor Woo Jo Kim is head of the depart­ment of Indian Studies in Hankuk University in Seoul, Korea. She has a Ph.D. in Hindi lit­erature from Visva Bharati University in West Bengal, India. Considered to be one of the most versatile scholars of Indian studies in Ko­rea, Professor Woo is the author of many books, with some of her most famous works including ‘Korean Hindi Dictionary’ (2008), ‘Communalism in India’ (2006) and ‘Indian Women: Myth and Reality’ (2004).
With a career spanning more than 30 years Prof. Woo commands respect and au­thority matched by very few among Korean scholars on Indian studies. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Lakhvinder Singh she gives her view on a wide range of issues facing India-Korea relations. Here are some excerpts of the interview.

Thank you for your time. First of all, we’d like to know about your association with the university. When did you start here? How long is your experience and how do you feel about your job?

I was one of the first students who start­ed studying the Hindi language in South Korea. It was back in 1972. Our Hindi de­partment was established at Hankuk Uni­versity of Foreign Studies in 1971. I studied a four year BA program there and then went to India, where I studied for two years at a central institute for Hindi, followed by two years at Jawaharlal Nehru University and then five or six years in Visva Bharati Uni­versity. My Ph.D. dissertation was on Chhay­avaad Hindi romanticism, and during my research work, I started teaching Hindi and Indian literature and Indian culture in this university from 1981 onward. So it’s been more than 30 years.

US$100 billion trade relationship between India and Korea is possible by 2020

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Prof. Choong Yong Ahn is a former chairman of the presidential Regulatory Reform Committee (2010-12). He is also the Foreign Investment Ombudsman, in which post he is responsible for resolving grievances raised by foreign investors in Korea, and a distin­guished professor at the Graduate School of Interna­tional Studies at Chung-Ang University.

Mayor of Guri City:Park Young Sun

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Mr. Park Young Sun is the mayor of Guri City in Gyeonggi province, South Korea. After graduating from Kongju National Teachers College, he joined the Korean diplomatic service and served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various capacities.

Business Model Your Career: Tim Clark

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Tim Clark

Tim Clark is an entrepreneur who leads the global personal business model movement After selling his Asia market entry consultancy to a NASDAQ listed entity in a multi-million-dollar transaction, he completed a doctorate in international business model portability. Clark then authored and/or edited five books on entrepreneurship, business models and personal development. They include the international bestsellers ‘Business Model Generation’ and ‘Business Model You’. He currently serves as professor of business at the University of Tsukuba in Tokyo. Clark also provides personal business models and related training to corporations, industry associations, and universities worldwide. See

Dr. Eva Latham

Sunday, January 27th, 2013
Dr Latham, CEO at the Institute for Contemporary Studies and speaker at many conferences, has had extensive experience as consultant to governments and organizations on different issues. She gives BT her view on Corporate Social Responsibility.


Q: In our contemporary world people are expecting much of corporations and corporations do understand that. CSR is one of the ways in which corporations are reacting to the new obligations expected of them in the context in which they operate. How do you see this phenomenon?

A: I think it is a very interesting phenomenon which is a result of an increased level of awareness of our collective responsibility as human beings coupled with the fact that the world has become a global village. Fundamentally contributing to this is of course modern technology. The IT Revolution has made the world more connected than ever before, making information available at the click of a mouse or fingertip. We now not only can hear about situations, we can also see situations on our TVs and mobile phones all day long; anyone can produce information and send images the world round, and as the saying goes, “One image is thousand times stronger than words”. Secondly, the continuous development of social media as a consequence of the IT revolution has brought with it exposure of everyone to everyone. Though in itself a positive development, it has its downsides: one is no longer master over one’s situation. Not only individuals but also corporations have become vulnerable in this sense. Many countries are therefore putting privacy laws in place. As a result of being able to see and hear everything in the world and to connect, to speak out, via social media and participating on Youtube and Facebook, etc., the level of consciousness of what is happening around the globe has taken a leap forward and thus also one’s conscience; the call to be responsible and accountable for one’s action as a corporation cannot be denied and corporations do understand that. So they are responding, some even pro-actively to this “revolution of exposure”.

Seo Jeong Ja

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Seo Jeong Ja is one of the fastest emerging painting stars in the Korean artsphere. She has organized more than eight solo exhibitions in Korea and two on the international stage, one in Vancouver and one in Beijing. Apart from this she has also organized dozens of group exhibitions, both in Korea as well as abroad. Her latest exhibition, organized under the theme title of “Healing”, from August 29th to September 4th 2012 in Seoul received high acclamations from both art critics and painting lovers. Here are some excerpts of the interview she had with Kim Cheol-ho of Asia-Pacific and Business and Technology Report.

Congratulations on organizing such a successful exhibition. What is the theme of this exhibition?

This exhibition is organized under the theme of “healing”. This is my eighth solo exhibition and is receiving very good response from visitors and art critics. In this exhibition paints used are fancifully and also meditatively in various color ex¬pressions. The restrained color esthetics used in the displayed paintings should help people to relieve their stress and in¬still vibrant energy for life.

Do you have any professional training in paintings or did painting come to you naturally? What led you to adopt painting as a profession?

I studied modern art for my Masters at Hong-Ik University. When I was child, I used to enjoy painting so much. I have kept going with it since my childhood. So painting comes very naturally to me, even though I had formal training and education for it. I am naturally a painter and I would not have chosen any other path for my life.

Commitment to Development Index 2012: Interview with Mr. David Roodman

Monday, January 7th, 2013

David Roodman is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Roodman has been the architect and manager of the Commitment to Development Index since the project’s inception in 2002. The Index ranks the world’s richest countries based on their dedication to policies that benefit the 5 billion people living in poorer nations; it is widely recognized as the most compre hensive measure of richcountry policies to wards the developing world.

Roodman’s widely praised book Due Diligence confronts questions about the impacts of microfinance and how it should be supported. he wrote the book through a pathbreaking Microfinance Open Book Blog, where he shared questions, discover ies, and draft chapters.

Roodman previously worked at the Worldwatch Institute, where he wrote three monographs on environmental is sues, and one on debt, titled ‘Still Waiting for the Jubilee: Pragmatic Solutions for the Third World Debt Crisis’. he authored the book ‘The Natural Wealth of Nations: har nessing the Market for the Environment’, and he graduated magna cum laude from harvard College with a degree in theoreti cal mathematics.

Can you please introduce us to the center for Global Development? what is the main mandate of the center? Please tell us about the recent main projects undertaken by the center.

The Center for Global Development (CGD) works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy commu nity to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. CGD conducts independent, highquality research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how rich country policies impact people in the developing world. These include: aid effectiveness, education, globalization, health, migration, and trade.

Interview: Rosa Lee President of CBK Solutions

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Rosa Lee is CEO of CBK Solution, one of the fastest growing Social Business Ecosystem consulting companies in Seoul. She also serves as director of Neo Cultellects (Culture + Intellects) Global Network. Before founding CBK Solution she worked as a consultant at Samsung Economic Research Institute’s Planning Forum. Here are excerpts of the interview she had with Dr Lakhvinder Singh, Managing Editor of the Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report, in her office in downtown Seoul, Korea.

What does CBK Solution stand for, and what is your company’s mission?

CBK Stands for Cross-way-win-win, Ben- efit all the world, and Knowledge sharing. CBK Solution is specialized in developing ethical business model for multi-cultures, Korean culture, eco-friendly and social en- terprise. Our mission is to create action plans for “Social Business Ecosystem.” What is the “Social Business Ecosystem” (you think)?

First of all, I would rather to talk about “Social Business.” Someone says “Social business” is a business to create social val- ues. The others say it is business that uses social network. I want to take both of them. In terms of the “Business Ecosystem”, it is simply collabonomics (collaboration + eco- nomics) network system.

Therefore, the “Social Business Ecosys- tem” is the socially valuable business sys- tem using collaborating network. Until now, governments, companies, NGO/NPOs, and people have done many efforts for creating social values. However, the problem is that those efforts have been overlapped, unconnected, ineffective, and even uncirculated.

Interview: Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Dr. Lakhvinder Singh with Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Chouhan

Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on November 29, 2005. He essayed the role of star campaigner for Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in the elections to 13th Vidhan Sabh On December 12, 2008 Shri Chouhan took the oath o the office of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for the second time in Bhopal. Shivraj Singh Chouhan is a gold medalist in M.A. (Philosophy) from the Barkatullah University, Bhopa A humanitarian by nature, he has been organizing religious and cultural activities and seminars for many years. Mr. Chouhan is a low profile leader who has always remained a grass root politician even after occupyin the top post in the state. He himself assiduously cultivated his image as the common man’s chief minister, describing himself as one among them, a farmer’s son.

Below are excerpts of the interview Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had with Dr. Lakhvinder Singh, managing editor of Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report, during his recent visit to Korea to promote Invest Madayah Pradesh 2012.

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Peace Building on the Korean Peninsula: A Bigger Role for India?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Dr. Jae Kyu Park is President of Kyungnam University, former Minister of Unification, and former Chairman of the National Security Council (NSC) of the Republic of Korea. He currently serves as a presidential advisor on Korean unification affairs and as a member of the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion. He played an instrumental role as the architect of the historic first-ever inter-Korean summit of June 2000.

Nayan Chanda

Nayan Chanda Author, Journalist, and Editor

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Emanuel Pastreich, President of The Asia Institute, recently had an opportunity to speak with Nayan Chanda, renowned Indian author and journalist, about Korea’s new global role. Mr. Chanda is one of the leading experts on the topic of globalization. His comments on Korea are of particular value because of his conception which does not assume the West to be the center of globalization forces. Mr.


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