Trump’s Asian trading partners will try to ride out the storm

By October 23

Nikkei Asian Review, 7/18/18

“Disrupter” may be the best word to describe U.S. President Donald Trump. The Cambridge Dictionary provides the following definition: “a person or thing that prevents something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected.”

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Leader Forum New York featured an intimate discussion with Media Matters’ president Angelo Carusone. Here he explains how Facebook inadvertently became the “engine” of the fake news ecosystem

By February 25

Media Matter, 1/3/18

“One was that 25 percent of Americans consumed Facebook in the last — fake news in the last six week of the election. So one out of every four Americans were consuming fake news.”

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Leaders Forum New York included a special private visit to the Strand bookstore by owner Nancy Bass, daughter of Fred Bass, who made the Strand bookstore a NY mecca. LF honors the recent passing of this visionary – Fred Bass was 89.

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The New York Times, 1/3/18

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

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LF member Chieh Huang’s story. His e-commerce company went from $40,000 in sales from his parents’ garage to over $100 million in 3 years

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CNBC, 12/12/17

Starting a company out of your garage sounds exciting – invoking visions of Silicon Valley greats Hewlett Packard and Apple, and Jeff Bezos starting Amazon in his Seattle garage circa 1994.

That is, until you actually start a company in your garage.

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Leaders Forum acknowledges the passing of a great innovative leader- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

By December 12

CNN Politics, 12/12/17

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a former civil rights attorney who became the first Asian-American to serve in the city’s top post, died early Tuesday — hours after appearing at a public event — at a city hospital at age 65, his office said.

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Obama to Asian-American Community: “You Are part of the Lifeblood of this Nation”

By May 5

NBC News, 5/5/16

President Barack Obama addressed a range of topics including healthcare, education disparities, and immigration at a gala dinner Wednesday note hosted by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS).

The president, who was introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), also praised the Asian American and Pacific Islander community for speaking out against anti-Muslim rhetoric and for supporting the Sikh, Arab, and South Asian communities targeted by discrimination.

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