This week’s reading:
- Natural Gas: A survey in The Economist. “New sources of gas could transform the world’s energy markets —but it won’t be quick or easy.”
- India and China’s Growth Challenges: from WSJ. “China doesn’t want to repeat the mistakes—such as triggering a property bubble—that it made in its all-out response to the global financial crisis of 2009. India, meanwhile, is struggling to carry out structural economic reforms it failed to enact during its recent boom years.”
- Why Walmart is like a Forest: from strategy+business. “Thinking about your company as an ecosystem yields lessons for innovation, growth, and renewal.”
- The Opportunity Gap: by David Brooks. “Equal opportunity, once core to the nation’s identity, is now a tertiary concern.” In India, we need to shift focus from equality of outcome to equality of opportunity.
- Urban World: A Mckinsey study. “Understanding cities and their shifting demographics is critical to reaching urban consumers and to preparing for the challenges that will arise from increasing demand for natural resources (such as water and energy) and for capital to invest in new housing, office buildings, and port capacity.”