M&A: Coronavirus and Cross-Border Investment

Cross-border M&A activity is accelerating across a range of workforce and education segments, from education and training to career navigation, job search, workforce alignment, AI matching and productivity. This will not be a shock to many observers, although simply transacting across borders can require quarantine for 14 days or conducting endless due diligence meetings via […]

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Black Swans and the Future of Learning and Work

China’s coronavirus outbreak–which given its severity and unpredictability should be considered a Black Swan event–is already revealing stark differences in the way schools, universities and workplaces are responding and the extent to which they are prepared for operational continuity and future growth.  In fact, the crisis response is making the “future of learning and work” […]

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Investing in the Future of (Highly Skilled) Underemployment

Are the world’s best brains gainfully employed? Ask the barista with a PhD. Or the well-qualified international graduate with a Business Analytics Master’s Degree working in a series of unfulfilling part-time internships. Or the engineering graduate who is rejected by an applicant tracking system for a spelling error on her CV. I think we all […]

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Tracking China’s Global Education Footprint

Is education an instrument of China’s soft power?  If so, how can it be measured? After some review, there are four areas which I think warrant a deeper dive: Government-led efforts through Confucius Institutes University branch campuses set up offshore Internationally mobile tertiary students in universities around the world Chinese private investment into schools, education […]

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