How can foreign businesses succeed in China?

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Western companies having problems in China is a popular topic in media. But some foreign businesses actually thrive there. Watch this short Stanford video with Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, about how foreign businesses can succeed: According to Ambassador Locke, “one way is to find a Chinese partner and build your business […]

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Do you know how to succeed globally?

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Whatever your feelings about the Chinese, you have to give them credit for swiftly becoming a global power. So what made them so successful? Watch this short video about the strategies that worked for them: If you are already an exporter you will most likely notice that their mode of operating is no different from […]

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Branding for success in our global world!

Everything and everyone is a product. A country, a city, a company, a product, a service a person – yes you and me included. And how the market perceives the product determines its value.

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How many people live in shantytowns?

How do you map health clinics or water delivery sources in a slum? Humanitarian agencies will be seeking answers to these and other questions as vulnerable populations settle in a sea of shacks on the outskirts of cities and towns across the world in the next few years.

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Africa growing faster than Asia?

The fastest growing country in the world is actually Angola. No you didn’t get it wrong. China comes second followed by Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda, all growing at least 8% a year. So has Africa’s time finally come and will the continent now forge ahead?

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Let’s deprive people smugglers of their income!

Criminal syndicates are increasingly turning from smuggling drugs to human cargo, and governments and law-enforcement agencies are, despite huge efforts, not able to do much about it. Watch Angelina Jolie talk about the desperation of refugees that make them turn to people smugglers: Unfortunately it's not just between Africa and the Arabian peninsula people are being […]

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How can Iraq be rebuilt when the money is stolen?

We have all heard about how officials and companies are making the money assigned to rebuild Iraq disappear. But did you know that recently there’s even been a record number of US soldiers convicted of such theft and bribery?

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Is China today doing what the US did yesterday?

When democracies lose economic power democracy is weakened. America and Europe are suffering from lack of vision and strategy while China’s tactics are working.

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Investors have lost confidence in politicians – Have you?

The recent inability of US politicians to compromise have lead to US credit rating being downgraded. Add to that European politicians’ inadequate response to the debt crisis in the euro zone and it’s understandable markets are in turmoil. Politicians all over the world really need to step up to the plate and do something drastic to reduce the risks to the global economy.

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Economic crash in China – or again – in the US?

Looking at recent predictions about where the Chinese and US economies are heading really echoes the cold war. But the arguments are valid and if either, or both of them, crash it would badly destabilize the entire global economy.

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