Data: the fuel powering business innovation in the fourth industrial revolution Using location data to create value and wealth

Some estimates say the global market for core geographical information will exceed $13bn (£9.6bn) by 2025.   – Consultancy firm Navigant. It is easy to see why many claim that data is the new oil. And it’s true. The use of data to power business is everywhere and growing.  Just “think of Uber, Deliveroo, Airbnb, the development of driverless cars, and

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Introducing my new e-book: Economic Zones: Special Tools For Development Placing Jamaica's Special Economic Zone Development In Context

The wait is over, my first e-book is here. Click here or see below: Now that Jamaica has embarked on its own modern SEZ programme will it be transformational for the Jamaican people and their economy or will it be a spectacular failure? By all indications, and as will be explained in the contents below, the former seems to be true.  Jamaica

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The one thing you must do to compete in this globalized world Connect, Connect, Connect...global value chains and logistics

Competitiveness, in our globalized world, be it as an individual or business or nation-state, is  increasingly based ones ability to understand, connect  and maneuver within and between the various networks that make the world work.  Now you understand why global value chains (GVC) and logistics are two obsessions of mine.   Related Posts:My random, well maybe not so random, thoughts

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Law as a tool for development: my thoughts on Arbitration being used as a tool for economic development in Jamaica Arbitration, legislation with endless possibilities, so why not Jamaica?

Abraham Lincoln once said that: “great things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” I had the good fortune of recently attending an arbitration conference in Jamaica (August 28). This was the first of its kind, and hopefully to become an annual event – International Chamber of Commerce: Boosting the use of Arbitration

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The 2017 G20 YEA Communiqué — Recommendations for Strengthening International Youth Entrepreneurship (And Fighting Unemployment)

The world needs a more innovative approach for global growth and employment. Growth is slowing down and unemployment, especially among youth, is rising or remaining at a high level. Demographic changes, technological advances and increased mobility are profoundly changing the world of work and are expected to do so even more in the future. A concrete solution emerges now more

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The G20 Young Entrepreneurs´ Alliance — a strong international voice against youth unemployment

What is the result of a combination of low rates of growth, high level of youth unemployment and an increasingly younger population in a country? An increasingly troubling economic outlook! That´s what the G20 members have faced for the past several years and in parts still face today. Therefore, the question that has to be answered is this: what policies can G20 governments adopt to address youth joblessness and disengagement and as a result encourage growth in their countries? Many economies that are rapidly developing face the challenge of finding work for large numbers of young people who will soon enter the workforce. Who can provide an answer to the challenge of youth unemployment?

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How G20 nations can help young entrepreneurs with their businesses

Looking at the latest media coverage, one comes to the conclusion that it is “en vogue” to be an entrepreneur as a young person. In fact, digitization offers young people as many opportunities as ever to start a business and to do business, even across borders. Governments and organizations are also happy to make contact with young entrepreneurs and meet

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The lack of a start-up culture in Germany and how to change that!

A vibrant entrepreneurial culture is an important part of the business environment in every country – and that is particularly true for Germany. To encourage more people to start a business society must succeed – as a basis for further steps – in improving the public opinion about start-up entrepreneurs (and about entrepreneurs in general) so that entrepreneurship becomes a legitimate, respected and desirable option as a career opportunity.

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Air connectivity: taking Jamaica to the world and the world to Jamaica

A nation’s development and prosperity are increasingly joined to its connectedness to the rest of the world. The Global Logistics Hub Initiative has the goal of integrating and expanding Jamaica’s role in the global supply and value production system. The Initiative is the government’s response, in the form of a growth and development strategy, to the challenges and opportunities of globalization

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