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Too Small to Fail – Book Launch and Discussion by author James Breiding.

February 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm SMT

The book “Too Small to Fail: Why Some Small Nations Outperform Larger Ones and How They Are Reshaping the World” (Harper Collins):

Small, nimble, successful nations such as Singapore took nine out of the top ten spots in IMD’s most recent Global Competitiveness Report. The same nations dominate rankings among other important metrics, such as innovation, PISA scores, CO2 emissions, even happiness. Singapore features prominently in the book; veteran diplomat and Ambassador-at-Large Prof Tommy Koh wrote the preface.

Author James Breiding also wrote Swiss Made – the untold story behind Switzerland’s success. Available in seven languages, the book has become the most authoritative work on ‘Swissness’. His writing on Swiss issues appear in The Economist, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He was elected a fellow at Harvard’s Centre for International Development, and is the founder and owner of Naissance Capital, a Zurich investment firm.

Date: 12th Feb 2020, Wednesday

Time: 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 3-1, Level 3, Manasseh Meyer building,

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS (Bukit Timah campus).

Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating geopolitical discussion.

RSVP by Monday 10 Feb 9pm to Titus Yong


February 12
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
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Titus Yong
8822 9928


Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Seminar Room 3-1, Level 3 Manasseh Meyer 259772 + Google Map


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