The Five-Nation Alliance: While, Russia, Turkey, China, Iran and Pakistan are proceeding in creating a Five-Nation Alliance, the role of Pakistan as key partner in CPEC- China Pakistan Economic Corridor, will uplift the regions in balance and peace. Pakistan has the massive entrepreneurial and youthful population, unique geography and Prime Minister Imran Khan at helm to bring The Five Nation Block economies play key role in changing global landscapes of trade, imbalances, and inequalities on economic superiority. A new and positive landscape will emerge. Immense preparations and upskilling must unfold rapidly.
The Bitter Medicine: Now, thatthe message from Covid19 delivered in simple language to the people across the world, offering three options; acquire enlightenment, grab a body bag or go for both, the same harshness now threatening economies of the world, simple words; digitize, mobilize or just go bust. Majority of 200 nations already lined up on that danger list, many dozens will not survive. The realities, once again, prove that the best time to “digitize” economies…was decade ago, the best time to “re-design” productivity and performance…was decade ago and best times to “upskilling” working citizenry…was also a decade ago. The pandemic recovery erased that lost decade demanding action today, or else.
There is no time to waste: Therefore, how long will it take national economic leaderships to bring all trade groups like Chambers of Commerce, National Trade Associations under and Export bodies under large umbrellas of digital platforms? Most importantly and to start immediately, what is stopping to create fast-track intense upskilling of “trade groups” itself and their senior management on operational and digitization aspects? The same applies for upskilling the frontline management of the top major trading and economic growth Public Sectors Agencies where lack of global age upskilling and lack of digitization is suffocating national economies. Especially when such national mobilizations are not new, funding dependent but rather deployment hungry and execution starved. Identifications of such blockades are the initial major steps.
The Deep Silence: This formula of digitization is never the secret, but its execution is a serious threat, but why? Despite availability of almost free technologies, any open discussion in any major Public or Private Sectors department anywhere in the world immediately exposes some 50% redundancy of surrounding staff and equally 50% lack of competency to deal with the required challenges. Therefore, staying quiet or appearing overly busy is normally the case, and strangulation of local economic progress carries on as accepted normalcy. Follow the trail of deep silence. Creation of regional and nation debates with authoritative contents now in order replacing lip service and half-baked rhetoric is under pandemic watch.
Lahore Chamber of Commerce is already taking a lead and having a high-level discussion on digitization of national entrepreneurialism and mobilization of Small Medium Business economy of the nation on upskilling for improved exportability and innovative excellence on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in Lahore. Additional Chambers and Associations also coming under the umbrella and soon the number will rise to 1,000,000 small medium enterprises. Explore Pentiana Project how it may apply in your national or global regions.
Winners and losers are increasingly visible and equally divided; there are digitized nations versus paper-pushing nations, upskilled nations versus ‘no idea, what you are talking about’ nations, plus many dusty dry-spin nations versus bubbly wet-spin nations with monsoon rains of freshly printed currency. However, there are also very many emerging nations, hardworking young and old men and women ready for the task and anxious to optimize their full potentials. Some billion displaced are looking for new thinking and options. This is a great opportunity to boldly lead with specific turnkey answers and go for real ‘value-creation-models’ for local grass roots prosperity and walk away from ‘value-manipulations models’ where last globalization fiasco is choking the world.
The Summary: ask top leadership to declare national mobilization of small and medium business economy and active national upskilling programs by simultaneously retraining all key ‘public sectors’ and ‘trade group’ frontline management to become global age savvy and digitization friendly. What is what required and what help needed?
Get ready for the next 1000 days, there no time to waste.