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On the Joy of Not being a Listed Company

April 3, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, ChinaComments (0)

By David De Cremer Being a listed company sure is beneficial and puts on an immediate and direct effect on the different aspects of the company. But will these effects stay in the long run or is it just for temporary convenience? In this article, Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder and spiritual leader, talks about how …

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The “Secret Code” of Success

April 2, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Ben Laker, Mark Ridley and Ian Mills What is the greatest formula for high-level success? In this article, the authors highlight the significance of fulfilment, control, resilience, influence and communication in making performance at its best. Armed with

When Technology Meets Finance: An Interview with CFO, Rabobank Asia Niels Boudeling

April 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Banking Innovation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Finance leaders are aware of the tremendous impact of technological advancements and of the need to improve their business strategies to keep their competitive advantage. In our conversation with Niels Boudeling, CFO at Rabobank Asia, we explored the changing

Are Smaller Firms More Export Competitive? A Study of Brazilian Firms

April 1, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Roque Zin, Paulo Barcellos and Syed Akhter This article analyses the export performance of Brazilian firms from 2002 to 2010, when the Brazilian currency became stronger.  Firms were classified according to their size (micro, small, midsize and large) and

What it Takes for Chinese Companies to Succeed Abroad

February 2, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (1)

By David De Cremer International expansion is one of the keys to a firm’s success and stability. In this article, the author outlines how Chinese companies can become truly international in reference to the procedures and philosophies in place for one of

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

January 18, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and it’s time to put it to rest. In this article, the authors elaborate on the much needed innovative

Skills and Knowledge: An Imperative for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age

January 15, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Bitange Ndemo Today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world requires societies to adopt a culture of life-long learning. There is much the countries of the Global South can do to close the technology gap between them and the Global North, and capitalise on

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

November 26, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial divisions to achieve shared goals. The West, too, can learn from the ASEAN way of musyawarah (consultation)

The Changing Nature of Country Risk in the Age of Globalisation and Donald Trump

November 23, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Michel-Henry Bouchet In today’s global economy, the concept of Country Risk has been evolving. In this article, the author elaborates on the changing nature of country risk, recent events to be considered, and how socio-political stability is a must for

Everyone Should Know How Long the American IRS Can Audit

November 20, 2017 • Personal Finance, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Robert W. Wood The American IRS is known throughout the world, and FATCA, the US global reporting law, has extended its reach.  Everyone should know how long the IRS has to audit or collect taxes under several different statutes of limitation.   Around