Adrian Kuah

Why truth still matters in a post-truth world

The unfolding Donald Trump presidency, with all its peculiarities, has evoked a range of responses, both in the United States as well as globally. Besides a sense of outright dismay that first accompanied Mr Trump’s participation in the presidential race, there are two other broad responses that have come about that are interesting to consider.  

High time we stopped worrying about global rankings

We fixate on the quantitative because it is an easier game to play, or at least it was a game we played well. But as the Committee on the Future Economy pointed out, the big prizes are now to be sought in the qualitative: The entrepreneurial mindset, the innovative ethos and the spirit of learning. These call for a different game to be played.