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    'Memory' frames 22nd Book Expo

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 21/10/2017

    » Sales of books at the 22nd Book Expo Thailand are expected to thrive, boosted by print memorabilia, exhibitions and activities related to the late King Bhumibol.

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    'Business and the Buddha': A book review

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 18/05/2017

    » Business and the Buddha: Doing Well by Doing Good is one of a handful of books that directly address the application of Buddhism to the current business environment and management in particular. The book is written by Lloyd Field, who provides coaching and counselling to senior executives seeking to solve business problems through a Buddhist-influenced approach. His consulting practice has spanned some 30 years since he left Johnson & Johnson International where he was vice-president of human resources.

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    Image problem: Madrasas resist Modi portraits

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 22/01/2018

    » Maulana Altaf Hussain Mazahiri is an angry man. The target of his outrage is the government in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, which has issued an order that a portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi be displayed in the school he runs.

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    Beyond the Green Desert

    Asia focus, Published on 04/09/2017

    » An arrangement of carefully framed photographs featuring famous places from around the world is the first thing I see as I walk through the gate into Jagannath Vartak's home. A light drizzle is falling outside but the trees surrounding the sturdy house create a protective canopy of leaves, sheltering everything below it. Mr Vartak sits outside on his porch. "I've been waiting for you," he says in Marathi with a smile.

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    Not your typical rags-to-riches tale

    Asia focus, Published on 04/09/2017

    » The intense heat is the first thing your body notices. Your arms are sore, blisters adorn your palms from yesterday's labour at the construction site. Overhead, the sun shines brightly ahead, and you wipe that first layer of perspiration away with the back of your hand. Almost on instinct, you reach into your pockets. Good, you think. The money is safe.

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    Sun setting on renowned print players

    Business, Published on 25/12/2017

    » Damrong Puttan did not think his romance-themed Koo Sang Koo Som, at one time a must-read magazine for most Thai households, would one day come to an end.

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    Picturing 'The Beginner's Guide to Innovation'

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 11/05/2017

    » Happy anniversary, Creativity Un-Limited! It's been 10 years since this column first appeared in the Bangkok Post. Over the last decade, I've produced 257 articles on business creativity and innovation, totalling 240,000 words or enough for six books. So when my US business partner asked me if I could write an "airport" business book that provides an overview of core innovation concepts in an easy-to-read style, I thought: "That's easy. I already have all the content."

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    A 'nudge' from Japan

    Asia focus, Published on 16/10/2017

    » Back in 2009, behavioural economist Richard Thaler found a kindred spirit in a small museum nestled in the heart of Tokyo. This year's Nobel Prize winner in economics was struck by the simple words of the calligrapher and poet Mitsuo Aida, written with brash, broad strokes in black ink.

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    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

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    Joint venture unites Asian film studios

    Business, Published on 18/10/2017

    » Thailand's Shellhut and Singapore's Tiny Island Pictures have signed a co-production agreement with China's Wings Media to produce 10 big-screen-calibre animated feature films, US entertainment magazine Variety reported.

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