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The Next Global Stage Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World by Kenichi Ohmae

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Chapter 10. The Next Stage

The Regional Future

It would be nice to be able to sit like a talisman or guru and point with prescient precision at those parts of the world that will one day replace the Dalians or the Singapores of today. Futurology is a risky business, and there are so many developments and forces that lie hidden like snakes in the grass but that may burst forth, either ushering in undreamt of prosperity in one region or leading to the destruction of a once rich and striving locality. The latter should happen far less in the future, but as we have hinted, old habits die hard.

Here are some regions that currently have some of the ingredients to attain the level of a prosperous region-state. In each case, I mention what these are, but ...

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