Tell me, what is the POINT of all this? To have a machinery of billion people smoothly operating – to the benefit of whom? Certainly not the individual Chinese citizen.
That was the whole point of liberal democracy — it wasn’t as if previous models lacked organization and ambitions. But once people reach a certain level of material wealth, other things tend to become important to them — like self-fulfillment, freedom and well… potable tap water maybe. This is called individualism , and it’s what made the United States such a fantastic place in comparison. In the US, individualism was not just an idea, it was the very foundation. That’s remarkable, and will go down in history as a turning point, whereas China will at best go down as another Soviet Union: large, powerful, but in the end just another authoritarian regime.
After 14 years in investment banking, Dr Violet Lo decided to devote her time to Inclusive Business & Leadership, Impact Investing and Social Innovation. In 2014, she founded Inclusive Business Lab, a global initiative aiming to bring dignity to the society including the less advantaged by creating opportunities through the global value chains “from seeds to stores”, hence addressing the systemic poverty and rich-poor gap issues.
Violet received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1998, where she was a Croucher Foundation Scholar.
From 1998 to 2011, she worked for investment banks in London, New York and Hong Kong, including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Tokyo-Mitsubishi International, specializing in strategic investments, portfolio allocation and capital management for multinational financial institutions in UK, Europe, USA and Pan-Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia).
Since 2012, she has been advisor for multinational CSR, charitable foundations and was board director of a micro-finance company in China. Exploiting Wildlife: An illegal and unsustainable business
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As an upperclassman at Harvard, Kennedy became a more serious student and developed an interest in political philosophy. In his junior year, he made the Dean's List .  In 1940, Kennedy completed his thesis, "Appeasement in Munich", about British participation in the Munich Agreement . The thesis became a bestseller under the title Why England Slept .  In addition to addressing Britain's failure to strengthen its military in the lead-up to World War II, the book also called for an Anglo-American alliance against the rising totalitarian powers. While Kennedy became increasingly supportive of . intervention in World War II, his father's isolationist beliefs resulted in the latter's dismissal as ambassador to the United Kingdom, creating a split between the Kennedy and Roosevelt families.