After our first “Change Agents” book in 2011, now we have the second compilation “Change Agents 2” published. The methodology is the same but with all new faces, interviews of 51 future young leaders who can change their industry.
SIU’s third book about the need of “Economical Transformation” for Thailand in the next decade.
Transform Thailand is SIU’s third book.
Transform Thailand discussed about the need of “Economical Transformation” for Thailand in the next decade. Thailand has transformed itself once since 1960s from purely agricultural countries to industrialization. The export-led growth had driven the country quite well for nearly 50 years. However the 1997 financial crisis destroyed Thailand’s dream as a ‘newly industrialized country’ (NIC) and the fifth ‘Asian Tiger’.
As 2010s, Thailand’s current growth engine nearly reaches its limit. Our production sector can’t elevate to the next level of technological advance while the cost-driven advantage is highly competed by emerging economies. The usual Middle-income trap.
Thailand needs to find a new unique positions in the globalized world to survive in the next century. This book discusses possible scenarios Thailand could be in the near future. We interviewed many Thai public figures, scholars, politicians who once directed the country to see their dream of the ‘Next Thailand’.
The Interviewees List
Pansak Vinyarat – Former Chief Policy Adviser of the Prime Minister
Pridiyathorn Devakula – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Governor of the Bank of Thailand
Surakiart Sathirathai – Former Deputy Prime Minister
Korbsak Sabhavasu – Former Deputy Prime Minister
Nipon Poapongsakorn – President of Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
Suvit Maesincee – Director of Sasin Institute for Global Affairs (SIGA)
Songsak Saicheua – Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
SIU second book “Change Agents ผู้นำรุ่นใหม่เพื่อการเปลี่ยนแปลง” is the collection of 50 new generation youth leaders who are rising stars in the his/her industries.
SIU second book “Change Agents ผู้นำรุ่นใหม่เพื่อการเปลี่ยนแปลง” is the collection of 50 new generation youth leaders who are rising stars in the his/her industries. We call them the “Change Agents” who can bring changes and modernization to Thai society in the near future.
This book is based on the interviews from Transform Thailand project, supported by the Thai Health Foundation. The audio clips of all Change Agents are available on Transform Thailand web site.
SIU launchs a new web site “Transform Thailand”, the project that tries to discover next generation “change-agents” for Thailand’s future. SIU will interview and discuss with them using new media tools e.g. video and podcast. The final outcome is two books of these young leaders.