I asked a social community the other day which company in Asia (outside Japan and Korea) was most innovative? It was interesting that most of the responses were about Indian companies posted by Indian professionals. Although the professional community is strongly global, it got me thinking that there are forces at work. Language: Chinese professionals are likely not participating in the online innovation conversation as much as English-focused countries, for example. Culture: Is there a strong or weaker ‘culture of ambition’ in varying parts of Asia? Dialogue: is there a dynamic that compels certain types of people or professions to be more inclined to express themselves in a conversation?