6in 10 people in the world live in Asia, by 2015 over 50% of them will live in urban areas and by 2050 Asia’s population will increase by over a billion more. But these aren’t just statistics, these are people. These staggering numbers reflect the profound changes in Asia and they reflect the immense potential of this continent.
With people comes power, with momentum comes speed and with growth comes a better future.
This episode is all about demographics; young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, they are all a part of Asia. There is strength in numbers and Asia has the most impressive numbers in the world. But there are also challenges associated with organizing and inspiring such a large and diverse population. When you consider what it will take to employ, feed and engage billions of active minds, you’ll understand what keeps business and political leaders up at night.