The Last Word is a series of columns, originally published on the Emerging Europe website. I cover a wide range of topics: leadership, sustainability, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, geopolitics, site selection and global business services.

May 26, 2024
The last word: A new military alliance could help defuse tensions in Asia 

The 2024 K.E.Y Platform offers a solution to balance power and ambitions in the Pacific.

May 24, 2024
Daily musings: Education, innovation and research in Georgia

As recent developments have shown, the Georgian people want to be part of the European family, a group of countries that work together on topics including trade, investment, the rule of law, as well as research, education and innovation.

May 23, 2024
Daily musings: Corporate venture funding

Where is the money for global business ventures going, and what do the big company investors think will happen next?

May 22, 2024
Daily Musings: Women in agritech

I truly admire the female entrepreneur who started a business at the age of 70 after she retired, when she thought she had nothing else to lose. Earlier, she thought she didn't have the skills necessary to run a company.

May 21, 2024
Daily musings: ‘Foreign agents’ bill and FDI in Georgia

Protests, which grew out of opposition to the controversial foreign agents law, morphed into a larger sign of discontent against the government and the direction it is taking the country.

May 20, 2024
Daily Musings: Informative, Engaging, Entertaining and Thought-Provoking Sessions

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."

May 17, 2024
Daily Musings: AI-driven digital health innovations

AI was a major player at the digitalhealth innovation session I led at the Macedonia2025 Summit in Skopje.

May 16, 2024
Daily musings: Macedonia 2025

This year's Macedonia2025 Summit—as always—offered some food for thought not only for Macedonian business leaders but also for those from around the globe!

May 15, 2024
Daily musings: Hakuna Matata

Kenya has captured my heart, and this song/prayer is still lingering in my mind.

May 12, 2024
The last word: Lessons from the wider world

Looking beyond emerging Europe can offer a new perspective on how our region can improve. 

May 5, 2024
The last word: The next CX powerhouse

Chişinău in Moldova, a country sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, with a population of 2.5 million, could be Europe’s next outsourcing champion.

April 28, 2024
The last word: Beyond stereotypes

Stereotypes are like old, worn-out labels that people slap onto others without really thinking. They’re based on the idea that everyone in a certain group is the same.