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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 future of agriculture and how it plays as a “new tech” that …

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What it Takes for Chinese Companies to Succeed Abroad

November 28, 2017 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

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

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

A Past of Brilliance and 21st Century Hopes: Should You Invest in Russia?

September 27, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, Europe, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Walter C. Clemens, Jr. The decline in Russia’s cultural creativity under post-Communist as well as Soviet rule belongs to a larger syndrome that emits warning signals to outside investors. Why do nations fail? Top down exploitation of people and

Using Employee Trophies as Non-Monetary Incentives

September 27, 2017 • BUSINESS & INNOVATIONComments (0)

By David De Cremer Employee appreciation can go a long way. In this article, the author elaborates on giant telecom Huawei’s strategy of using “trophies” as incentives and motivation for its employees and teams and how these contribute to Huawei’s

It’s Time for UK Businesses to Sell Big, Sell Global and Stay Relevant

September 24, 2017 • Europe, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Ben Laker and Claire Edmunds Selling is becoming harder than ever write Ben Laker and Claire Edmunds, CEO & Founder of Clarify, a specialist business development firm operating globally. In this article, the authors elaborate on three key messages that

The Great Shift of Global Economic Power

September 7, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Dan Steinbock, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                 BRIC economies continue to grow. In the late 2020s, the size of China’s economy will surpass that of the US. By the early 2030s, the BRICs’ combined economic power will surpass that of major advanced

Crowdfunding and a Better World

September 3, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Sentot Imam Wahjono The old adage “there is strength is numbers” is most evident in the field of crowdfunding. Projects and activities which seemed impossible to undertake have been supported by mass funding in different parts of the world. In this