Temasek and the Singapore Model

Temasek and the Singapore Model

Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has nearly $300 billion in equity holdings, placing them confidently as one of the most substantial sovereign wealth funds in existence. They were founded in 1974, originally formed as an outlet for the...
Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 2

Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 2

Part 1 covered the irreplicable factors of economic growth that were critical in the development of the start-up nation of Israel. Part 2 will instead cover factors driving Israeli growth that can be duplicated by other nations aspiring to emulate the Israeli Economic...
Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 1

Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 1

Israel contains more start-ups per capita by an impressively large margin, and in itself has more companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange than the entire European continent. This is even more incredible in light of the fact that Israel is a relatively small country,...
Foreign Aid, Social Enterprises, and Long-Term Growth

Foreign Aid, Social Enterprises, and Long-Term Growth

I wrote recently about the growing trend of using social enterprises as ladders out of poverty rather than relying on nonprofits and donations. For a multitude of reasons, social enterprises are becoming increasingly popular among both audiences with big hearts and...