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Thai workforce must be readied for digital economy: TDRI

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Of course this means that they will have to educate Thais. See the dichotomy?

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Step 1. Learn critical thinking.

Step 2. Learn to speak and read English.

Step 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2...

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1 hour ago, DLock said:

I used to work with a guy named Roy.

 

Roy was a senior manager.

 

Roy's catch phrase was "paradigm shift" and he always delivered the same presentation every management meeting. Roy was very charismatic and people lapped it up and applauded. Roy had them fooled...for a while.

 

But Roy never actually did anything. He just rolled out the same words time after time.

 

Eventually they fired Roy. Roy was an idiot. 

 

Roy drives an Uber in Canberra, probably boring his clients with what could have been a paradigm shift.

 

Prayut is Roy.

Nonetheless, Roy still sounds like he could beat Prayut in a battle of wits.

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Reduce the Monopoly Players of big companies would be a good start. But first, check the army and their generals. 

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36 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Reduce the Monopoly Players of big companies would be a good start. But first, check the army and their generals

Those would be the "Monopoly Players".

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One thing that is overlooked is that Thailand just doesn't have an innovative culture. What spark might be there is killed in/directly by the generational toxic politics of the nation.

 

The US and the west do not need policies - they just get on with it.

 

Chinese government strong-arms policies and with Chinese ambition, it has worked well. But they have thieved their way through the decades to the top. Without this wholesale theft, industrialized, institutionalized and government sponsored it would never have happened.

 

Endemic corruption, historic lack of rule of law, absolutely no respect for intellectual property, a lazy and unproductive work force and an education system that is almost utterly devoid of free thinking, creative people.

 

Thailand will become a nation of protectionism and trade barriers if it's not already happening.

 

As for Thailand and technology and the future the only hope for this nation are less than 1000 students annually doing STEM at the top 3-5 universities and the English instructors that support them because without English it's all for naught. That's what the nation is pinning it's hopes and dreams on.

 

The above students, for all intents and purposes none will innovate and all will be happy with corporate jobs managing issues and products for international companies that Thailand desperately needs.

 

While the wealthy kids go abroad for fun, they return to the kleptocracy because the family money tree grows here. Ambitious middle class grads who study abroad don't want to return. I know this as fact from many Thai.

 

The nation is on track to become the Philippines not Singapore. In fact, not even Malaysia.

 

The nation is in serious trouble looking 10-30 years out.

 

Let's face it. Bangkok has choked, broken infrastructure. The streets smell of sewage and everything is in a state of disrepair. Like India as soon as something is built it's on an immediate decline into destruction. Nothing is maintained. The people too poor, indifferent and robbed of a future to care. This does not generally breed innovation on large scale.

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