MTI Strategic Reflections

Wannabe nations

They look at economically successful countries (built in the few decades) and then try to emulate their looks, not understanding that the high-rise buildings and highways you see in places like Singapore, Japan, Korea and Taiwan are all enabled by an educated, value-adding and job-competent workforce.

This will only be possible if an aspiring nation invests in education and enlightenment of its mass population, so that they in turn are able to make intelligent choices about who governs them.

Unless this vicious cycle is cracked, a small group of crafty and corrupt politicians will continue to prey on a mass of gullible voters.