I agree on the idea of capitalizing on each country's competitive advantages. Like one icon in government of a South Asian coutry has said that a country has to capitalize on its abundant resources. Find what is abundant, and cultivate it. Concentrate on building upon what is available, while constantly looking for ways to patch up for deficiencies. On human capital, a country has to develop its individuals especially the youth based on their "talents" or natural abilities. If they are good in music, then send them to music school. If they are good in sports, then train them to be world-class athletes. If they are good intellectually, then provide them with the kind of Education that will maximize their potential to become good leaders and good teachers for example. This is the idea I heard from one of the leaders in South Asia.