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Asia Letter, Q4 2015:
   China Inflection Point


It has been a long time since the Chinese leadership traded in Marxist-Leninist dogma for practical economic policies, and most of the growth potential inherent in a poor nation with a suppressed entrepreneurial culture has been exhausted…An economic structure dominated by state-owned enterprises has outlived its usefulness…The natural environment has been wrecked, and the subordination of safety to growth has led to carelessness, corruption, and disaster.


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Announcing the selection of Racing Extinction

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What will soar and fail in tech and business in 2015

Mark Anderson’s 2015 Predictions

“No one does predictions like Mark Anderson, whose forecasts about the intersection of the economy and technology are closely followed in Silicon Valley.”

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The Sony Hack And Nortel’s Demise

Piracy Vs. Crown Jewel Theft

At Mark discusses the impact of cyber espionage on the tech industry:

“In the last few years, we’ve seen a continued exponential increase in cyber attacks, with different purposes in mind: … listening to military communications, stealing customer IDs, and taking the greatest secrets held by corporations & governments – their “crown jewel” secrets.”

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SNS Calls the Crash:
Peak Pricing, Not Peak Oil

The most important economic prediction
of the decade

“$50/bbl should do it. … And since this will change almost everything in global economics, it seems worth sharing… I don’t think oil is ever coming back.”

– 7/12/14, Mark Anderson, SNS Global Report

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