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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
But the "Rise of the South" analyzed in the Report is a much larger phenomenon: Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia and many other developing nations are also becoming leading actors on the world stage.Find out how the report identifies more than 40 countries in the developing world that have done better than had been expected in human development terms in recent decades.
Read: The 2013 Human Development Report - "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World"
Easy access - Download parts of the 2013 report (Media)
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Amazon went from zero to more than $21 billion in sales in eighteen years. It goes without saying that anybody can win on the Internet. You just need a brilliant idea and execution skills!
Check out Amazon.com's international sites here.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
“In many ways we are a strange mix. Many people get to know us through social media and the website, of course, is absolutely central to what we do," says Director Kate Dawson.Read the entire article: Local firm is rewarded for going global
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Walgreens may have had dreams of going global but through this new partnership it looks as if those dreams will become a reality sooner rather than later.
The real story is the AmerisourceBergen and Alliance Boots partnership. The partnership will help reduce some of Walgreen's operational costs, as AmerisourceBergen will begin distributing a number of generic pharmaceuticals that Walgreen traditionally self-distributed. AmerisourceBergen's superior supply chain will allow for greater efficiencies and daily deliveries.Read the entire article: Walgreen Dreams of Going Global
Monday, March 25, 2013
This will help. Read: How to Determine If a Foreign Company is Legit
Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Have a peaceful and relaxing weekend!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Users wear the water-resistant Basis 'smartwatch' while it monitors things like activity, heart rate, sleep patterns and perspiration.
The San Francisco company started shipping the 'smartwatch' priced at $199 in December 2012 and is currently sold out with a waiting list that is a mile long. What I don't know is if that waiting list is local or global. It can't hurt that Basis Science has Chopra and Dyson on board. When you add stars as advisers, it's a fast way to get global traction.
As a small business owner, it would be hard to do this on the cheap. Perhaps setting aside a small percentage of equity to advisers and employees might work provided it is based on what needs to be done (execution).
Learn more about Basis Science, Inc. here.
Two related questions for today: Will 2013 by the year of the 'smartwatch?' And will Apple and Samsung play in the space?
Thursday, March 21, 2013
And I just love this line in the article:
EXPORTING could be the shot in the arm businesses need to survive as the economy flatlines.Read the entire article here.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Read the news release here. Excepts from the book for preview purposes only are available here.
Sample preview here: Introduction [pdf]
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This is my first contribution for Mastercard Business Network. I hope you find it useful.
Read the entire article: 5 Ways to Fund Future Global Business Growth For Your Small Business
Monday, March 18, 2013
The report projects that by 2020 the combined gross domestic products of Brazil, China and India will exceed the entire output of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain and the U.S. put together.Power Shift Under Way As Middle Class Expands in Developing World
Saturday, March 16, 2013
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Just how do you win against larger competitors who have more resources than you? A new wave of smaller companies from emerging market countries have discovered that you can not only win, but have the advantage over larger companies. It's just a matter of deploying your resources — however limited they are — very strategically.Read the entire article: What Small Business Can Learn from Emerging Markets
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Going global has the potential to increase revenue. It also has the potential to become an immense distraction. Yet customers from around the world will find your company online. That means you’ll be a global company before you know it.Read the entire article here.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
This "Smart People Export" video is hysterical. I don't know how the participants kept such serious, straight faces throughout it. One participant comments: "That makes absolutely Zippy sense to me." Watch it when you have three minutes. It's worth a chuckle.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
In his analysis he:
... delineates the globalizing pressures and opportunities that since the 1980s have dramatically transformed the terrain of Chinese film and television, including the end of the cold war, the rise of the World Trade Organization, the escalation of democracy movements, and the emergence of an East Asian youth culture.Read: Playing to the World's Biggest Audience: The Globalization of Chinese Film and TV
Monday, March 11, 2013
a trade deal expanding on so called "next generation" trade and investment deals that NAFTA countries have pursued in the wake of the stalemate at the World Trade Organization.Some refer to the TPP as the next generation of handcuffs. Others, according to "Facing the Threat" below, think free trade creates rich people not rich communities.
What are your thoughts?
The Tyee - Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty
Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty - IPS
Free or Protected Trade?
Saturday, March 09, 2013
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Have a heartfelt weekend everyone! Thanks for your readership. Back with you on Monday.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Extending a brand globally through franchising requires minimal investment and offers a huge upside potential on scaling capabilities. Further, you don't have to be big to franchise. You just have to have a successful model.
Below I examine what is international franchising, its benefits, examples of companies that have successfully franchised internationally, how to get started in franchising and where to look for additional help.
Read the entire article: International Franchising: A Global Strategic Initiative
Thursday, March 07, 2013
The Knight Frank survey ranks global cities based on a number of variables: economic activity, political power, quality of life, education and influence.Learn more here.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
WIEF is an annual student-organized event hosted by the Wharton School, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania.The reason for the withdrawal of Modi at the main event?
"We find it astonishing that any academic and student body at the University of Pennsylvania can endorse ideas about economic development that are based on the systematic oppression of minority populations, whether in India or elsewhere," and pledged to protest Modi's appearance.Whatever happened to free speech in our world?
Read the entire article: "Dumped, Modi may get another Wharton platform to go global"
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Monday, March 04, 2013
A global leader is someone with the ability to seize different kinds of opportunities and understand the global forces creating them, says Nitin Nohria, the dean of Harvard Business School, who highlights efficiency, local responsiveness and innovation as the keys to value creation.Learn more: IESE Insight Bridging the Global Leadership Gap
To develop managers to work in an international context, it is important to make sure that the learning process involves an immersion in such environments, says IESE's Pedro Nueno.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
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Friday, March 01, 2013
The goal of the agreement is to cut tariffs, lower trade barriers and ease commerce–thereby setting higher standards for the world to follow.The alliance should help create jobs, spur economic growth and strengthen the transatlantic economic ties.
Read the entire article: The Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement: Open Trade Between the United States and the European Union