How Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore

by Jörgen Eriksson on April 3, 2015

Some days ago, I wrote an article about Lee Kuan Yew, the Place Manager of Singapore. Below is a well made video by The Economist from last week, about how Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore, and how important it is to be pragmatic, to not be bound by dogma or ideology, but to focus on what works and abandon policies that do not work.

How Lee Kuan Yew transformed Singapore


For more in depth facts, the video below is a BBC World Special from March 1st, titled A Richer World: Singapore at 50 – From Swamps to Skyscrapers. It aim to explain how with no natural resources, the tiny country came from swamp to one of the region’s leading economies.

A Richer World: Singapore at 50–From Swamps to Skyscrapers

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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