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I am in the process of making a very short trip to Singapore.  Now I am at the airport lounge waiting for my flight back to Tokyo to make Executive Ed seminar tomorrow afternoon!  I came early this morning, after I taught the class on Business Strategy at KMD Monday afternoon.

The purpose of this very brief trip was to give a key note at the Launch of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index held at INSEAD.  I was very honored to serve as a member of the advisory board AND to be given the opportunity to give a key note at this significant occasion.

I also had a chance to enjoy the Singapore Airline flight (probably the first time!) from Haneda and visit INSEAD campus (also for the first time.)  I wish I could stay longer, but I have a good excuse to come back to Singapore.  (I have always been fascinated by the city state.)

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index is an excellent initiative as a trigger for action for the very important need to pay attention to the importance of talent and to take some action.  As I have been involved with the Global Agenda Council activities on Skills Gap, Talent Mobility & now on Education & Skills, talent is a topic very close to my heart.

I joined the special VIP luncheon  to discuss two topics over lunch, where I met with my old friend after several years and met with new people.  Then the launch event began with the Report on the GTCI.  After my key note address, the panel discussion was held where many topics were discussed.

It feels that I have been here longer than 15 hours (I arrived 7:30 a.m. this morning and leave at 10:00 pm!on the same day!) as I learned a lot of new things and met with many interesting people.  The trip was very useful for me. I am grateful for the opportunity.

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  1. Yoko, it was not only a pleasure but also an honor to have you with us for the global launch of GTCI. Participants were impressed and inspired by your keynote. We look forward to have another opportunity to see you on INSEAD’s campus, in Singapore or in Fontainebleau, in the future.

    • yishikura
    • November 27th, 2013

    Bruno, thanks for your kind words. Hope to visit INSEAD’s campus soon!

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