Basil Baqai

Basil Baqai

A marketing professional, Basil has a keen interest in the issues that we as a country face. He tweets @basilbaqai

Learn from China: Elect a leader who can see beyond his term

It was in 2001 when Beijing was awarded the right to host the 2008 summer Olympics. This put into high gear a plan that has come to be known as Project 119. This idea, vision, principle – call it whatever you want – had a very simple premise: China should finish at the top of the gold medals table at the 2008 summer games. A gap analysis was done to gauge exactly what needs to be done to reach this goal. What followed was a meticulous plan that comprised talent hunts, training, and infrastructure development. The result, as we all ...

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