Jun 132014
China Will Grow Enough! By Milton Kotler, 2013 China Forum, Columbia University

It is a pleasure to be invited to Columbia University 2013 China Forum. Professor Xiaobo has prepared questions for the Panelists. Here are my responses. But first a prefatory remark: I am a practical business marketer, not an academic economist. I see China on the ground, and I am optimistic about its future for good practical reasons, as you will [read more]

May 082013
Highjacking Natural Gas!

“President Obama has signaled support for more plants to export liquefied natural gas (sic.LNG), as a key new element of its national security policy.” This sounds sensible, but does it make economic sense for the country? It may fit his agenda of doubling exports, but what about his agenda for a manufacturing recovery for new jobs, based on the competitive [read more]

Apr 302013
Philip Kotler Proposes Thailand Host World Marketing Summit 2014

Professor Philip Kotler met with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to propose for Thailand to host World Marketing Summit 2014. Now is the era of Asian marketing, driven by fast growth and considerable development investment. Thailand is a key ASEAN market player with a vibrant culture–making it an ideal host country. Prime Minister Yingluck assigned the project and coordination to [read more]

Apr 142013
Philip Kotler on Nation Building

Most nations never reach their potential! This statement applies not only to basket-case nations such as Haiti and Yemen, or even struggling nations such as Myanmar and Laos.  We can make the same statement about most industrial  nations, including Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece.  Do you even think that the United States has reached its true potential with 15 percent [read more]

Apr 132013
Philip Kotler on Megacity Marketing

MegaCities are the Driving Force in Economic Development.In 1973, Richard J. Barnet and Ronald E. Mueller published Global Reach: The Power of the Multinational Corporations.  The authors criticized the growth and power of Multinational Corporations and their role in the American expansion abroad in empire-building and colonization.  They warned that multinational corporations are designed to exploit other nations.  They would [read more]