Self-efficacy: Why belief in your own success matters

One is living proof that prosperity is not the end all and be all of the national aspirations. Another is wracked by the undeniable deadweight of affirmative action for a racial majority. The third has been known as the “Sick Man of Asia” for decades after being an economic star in the 1960s, second only to Japan. Is there a common thread running through these three distinct narratives?

Want win-win solutions? Try empathy

At the heart of Design Thinking is empathy. What drives the other parts of the process – from prototyping to iteration – is a desire to give a seriously impactful solution to a seriously problematic pain point. And the beauty of Design Thinking and empathy is that it can be applied to increasingly sophisticated areas from products and services to culture, policies, interactions, and experiences.  

A ‘deeper learning dive’: The CALI Signature Program

A ‘deeper learning dive’: The CALI Signature Program By Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz A passion for and belief in Asia’s dynamic role in the world. Ultimately, this is what drove the Center for Asia Leadership to metamorphose from a tag team of Harvard fellows organizing study tours for Ivy League scholars to an up-and-coming leadership start-up. Today, CAL has offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo, Japan. […]