Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Singapore Way

Source:McKinsey report: How the world's best performing school systems come out on top

If Singapore has one thing to teach America, it is about taking governing seriously, relentlessly asking: What world are we living in and how do we adapt to thrive. “We’re like someone living in a hut without any insulation,” explained Tan Kong Yam, an economist. “We feel every change in the wind or the temperature and have to adapt. You Americans are still living in a brick house with central heating and don’t have to be so responsive.” And we have not been

1 comment:

Sam Maniton said...

Thanks for the article.

Singapore is a small country of 5m.

Where does Singapore got her ideas?
In many cases, Singapore learns from the best.

Quote - NYT aricle
“There is real puzzlement here about America today,” said Kishore Mahbubani, dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, “because we learned all about what it takes to build a well-functioning society from you. Many of our top officials are graduates of the Kennedy School at Harvard. They just came back home and applied its lessons vigorously.