Reflections are only that, reflections, nothing more nothing less. Often these reflections are related to books I read, but occasionally also other things. These are often written very late, very fast,  using notes from my mobile phone, so the grammar and spelling is horrible.

Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Huckabee, Romney, McCain, Giuliani

I find it amazing that most of western media is so focused on the American election. I would guess that more people know the names of three candidates in the US than the name of China’s and India current prime ministers/presidents.

I would like to explore the possibility to introduce an “(re-)emerging economy knowledge index” as well as an “engagement index” for countries in the OECD. That might be able to differentiate between those how will fade away and those who will still play a role 20 years from now…


Hu Jintao, Wen Jiabao, Manmohan Singh and Pratibha Devisingh Patil