Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
She is the 7-year child beauty pageant contestant and her reality TV show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," are going global (Latin America, Australia and Europe).
Learn more here and here.
It goes to show you that anyone and any business can go global!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The report draws on over one million data points from 2005 to 2011, concluding that the world today is less globally connected than it was in 2007.
Learn more here.
Since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2007, however, global connectedness has been faltering and has even suffered reversals, according to the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2012. This is an alarming finding given the huge gains that global connectedness has brought to the world's citizens.GCI Study (immediately download PDF file; size 17.4 MB)
Monday, February 25, 2013
Much as in developed markets, a brand must offer something meaningful, innovative and different for the consumer. And the innovation does not relate only to the product. It also applies to pricing, advertising, communications and a company’s entire business model.Read the entire article here.
This all looks simple on paper but is hard to put into practice.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
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Friday, February 22, 2013
Since developing the machine in 2010, the pair have sold about 400 machines around the world under the brand Expleco. Export markets include island resorts in the South Pacific, the Caribbean and the Maldives.What's next? They are currently working on a program to supply the machines to 50 hotels all within the same block in New York City, and another deal to furnish 40 bars in a Texas football stadium.
Learn more on how they are going global here.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Find out how to manage human capital across borders here.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Global superstar PSY's videos have exceeded one-billion views on YouTube - first in history. He seems to have unlimited global reach. View the video above. This one in particular has more than 74 million views.
The point? You never know when you can hit it big with your talent, product and service offering. Go for it!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The idea is to use technology to bring global education resources to schools to personalize education, to engage students on a daily basis in collaborative learning with global partners, and to enable teachers and students to create authentic works for others around the globe.Learn more here.
Monday, February 18, 2013
For India to join, it must commit to APEC’s mission to “champion free and open trade and investment.” It must also be able to participate effectively. This means providing the required information concerning its own regulatory environment and working to harmonize it with the existing and future regulations introduced by other members. It may take several years for India to create the capacity to provide and absorb the information, but it would certainly not be the first member to suffer from institutional overload. The benefit to all APEC members of exercising patience with this process will be a much larger active economy with better-matched regulatory standards.Read more here.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Enjoy the weekend.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Our major import is nearly $50 billion of computer equipment while our major export is about $8 billion of waste paper and scrap metal. Yes, that's right. We're swapping garbage for computers with China -- and lots of other countries as well.The Huffington Post is doing a fresh take on a three-year old article (must be a new book coming out by Prestowitz).
Read the entire article: America Needs a New Globalization Game
Thursday, February 14, 2013
View the clip here.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
One take is Juice Box Globalization, the other, Granny Smith Globalization and the last one, Honey Crisp Globalization. All offer a unique perspective of thinking outside the (juice) box.
Don’t think that globalization is just competition from imports from other countries (although that’s part of it, of course) or just export opportunities abroad (as important as they can be). Globalization is both of them and many more influences, too.Who is Mike Veseth?
Mike Veseth is the Robert G. Albertson Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of many books, including Wine Wars (2011) and Extreme Wine (forthcoming October 2013).Read the entire article: Juice Box Globalization: The Future of Wine?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
One of the big energy issues Congress will face in the coming year is what to do about the glut of cheap natural gas in the United States. Should we start exporting some of that gas abroad and earn a tidy profit? Or keep it here at home?Find out more here.
Reader's comments based on Plumer's post:
One reader provided the following PDF file report in her comment:
And another added this resource link:
Business Groups Clamor For LNG Exports, Warn of WTO Consequences
Note: LNG=liquefied natural gas
Monday, February 11, 2013
U.S. exports and imports last year totaled $3.82 trillion, the U.S. Commerce Department said last week. China’s customs administration reported last month that the country’s total trade in 2012 amounted to $3.87 trillion. China had a $231.1 billion annual trade surplus while the U.S. had a trade deficit of $727.9 billion.Read the entire article: China Passes U.S. to Become World's Biggest Trading Nation
Saturday, February 09, 2013
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Friday, February 08, 2013
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Five Tips for Business Success
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Global economy in 2013 (immediate download of a 36-page PDF file)
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Intrapreneurship is now talked about as cultivating entrepreneurship within big companies. How do you get corporate employees to come up with creatives ideas that result in radical improvements within an organization? Many refer to that same concept as Skunk Works Projects.
A lot of folks thought intrapreneurship was a fad but it isn't.
... PwC’s PowerPitch program that I previously mentioned was an entrepreneurship contest that engaged 60% of their entire global organization of 30,000 employees. They had expected 100 ideas to come in, but received over 779 in the first round.How Big Companies Are Becoming Entrepreneurial
Monday, February 04, 2013
Saturday, February 02, 2013
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Friday, February 01, 2013
... Andreessen expects this wave to keep building and high drama to come by the end of the decade. “Retail guys are going to go out of business and e-commerce will become the place everyone buys. You are not going to have a choice,” he says. “We’re still pre-death of retail, and we’re already seeing a huge wave of growth. The best in class are going to get better and better. We view this as a long term opportunity.”It's worth noting that Andreessen is on the Board of eBay. His final comment in the article worth highlighting:
“My core theory is that the best software companies will win at retail, so it’ll become increasingly important for these companies to have the best software programmers in the world. And there are a lot more of them in the Valley.”Read the entire story here.
Small businesses, start your global e-commerce engines!
Read this post (2010) as it relates to the death of certain 'local' businesses: Go Global or Your Business Will Die