Together with participants from the Senior Executive Program for Nation-Building by Nation – Building Institute, I am in the process of planning a study visit to Cyprus, an interesting country that can provide very useful lessons for Thailand. (more…)
The ability to make sound decisions is what sets the leaders apart from the followers.
One of the primary characteristics of strong leaders lies in their ability to make wise decisions. The greater the leadership position, the more critical it is for leaders to make shrewd and refined judgements, since the higher role not only brings with it more complex challenges, but also a magnified influence of the leaders’ actions that extends across whole organizations. (more…)
The development of the country’s logistics and supply chain is very important because efficient logistics will reduce the cost of economic activities, increase the volume of transactions and trade, create value in the economy and expand the overall economy. For this reason, the government needs to prioritize the country’s logistics strategy. Recently, I was honored to be a speaker on the topic of “Direction of Development of Thailand’s Logistics System” towards formulation of Thailand’s 20-year logistics strategy (2017 – 2036) at the meeting of the Logistics Study Sub-Committee under the Transport Commission, National Legislative Assembly of Thailand. I made quite a few suggestions for the preparation of the country’s logistics strategy. For example: (more…)
Suggestions on Thai Motorway Development
Recently, I was honored by the Inter-City Motorways Division, Department of Highways to be a keynote speaker for a seminar held on the topic of “Co-thinking & Co-planning for the Future of Thai Motorways”. This event was convened under a project to identify strategies for the development of motor expressways connecting different cities of Thailand. (more…)
The Thai Government is making efforts to introduce a policy, entailing the idea of an economy driven by innovation and technology, Thailand 4.0. The general inclination of the policy is towards the contemporary services sector and not the traditional, capital intensive industrial sector. At the core, the policy aims to create a knowledge-based economy, rendering growth and value from a concoction of contemporary (science, technology and creativity) and traditional (culture) knowledge bases.
D-Commerce stands for Decentralized Commerce which is one type of an E-Commerce. It is a Business-to-Business (B2B) online business.
D-Commerce helps promote the gathering of small retailers that enable consumers, small producers, wholesalers, and retailers to combine their purchasing volume for goods, raw materials or services from one or more suppliers and to place their orders directly to suppliers, in a short or instant period of time. This type of commerce is different from the traditional e-commerce in which sellers need to have their e-shops on established platforms such as Amazon or Alibaba, etc..
Due to limited resources and a lack of sufficiently appropriate personnel and sufficient competence amongst them, the public sector should not be the only sector responsible for driving the country forward. I believe that the private sector, the people sector (civil society sector) all need to participate and contribute in developing the country together. If these three sectors strongly cooperate with each other, the country will move forward more quickly and more successfully since all these sectors would be contributing their individual strengths which would help support each of them.
Once the war of election between Bangkok governor candidates ended, the winner has the responsibility of following the policy according to his campaigns promoted to the people. However, the main responsibility which Bangkok governor cannot ignore is to develop Bangkok to be prepared with the opening of AEC. One important point to focus on is how to turn Bangkok into the capital city of ASEAN.