Asia is teched up, mobile first, hungry for innovation, and transforming rapidly. No ambitious Western scaleup can afford to ignore what APAC offers. It promises much, but demands much too. Successful expansion depends on where you are on your journey as an enterprise, and where your mind is as an entrepreneur. In our experience, the companies that are ready to flourish in Asia had reached key operational milestones; but were also “philosophically” and culturally prepared for what Asian expansion demands. What these milestones and mindsets involve is summarized here, the first article in Fast Track’s Asia Next series, which you can download here.