As I left the hotel at 7:00 am for the Asian Leadership Summit, there was definitely an electricity in the air in New York as the country woke to a new President-Elect.  People were smiling everywhere … change was definitely in the air.

And, many of the business executives that spoke at the conference were very excited about the upcoming change in leadership — particularly from the viewpoint of leaders and executives from Asia and Europe.

Speaking of the summit, it was fascinating to hear the viewpoints of CEO’s from leading global companies such as GE, IBM and HSBC.   The emergence of China and India as leading business economies is legit, as it was clearly illustrated by presenation after presentation.

The noted author, Thomas Friedman, was right … the “world is flat.”