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Google versus the Law

July 16, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, International Law, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou Google’s legal adventures in Europe are constantly demonstrating that Google is pushing the boundaries of European information law to their outer limits. The conflicting interaction of Google’s business methods and of European legal norms is a major challenge both for the revision of Google’s business tactics and for the

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Sofitel So Mauritius

July 16, 2012 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Unprotected PostComments (0)

A Timeless Luxurious Experience
 In the heart of the Indian Ocean, imagine a fragrant Eden on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Imagine a luxuriant garden of flowering hibiscus, paradise of exotic colorful birds. Mauritius has preserved its natural treasures

Repeatability: How Companies Create Enduring Businesses in a World of Constant Change

July 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Chris Zook & James Allen Contrary to today’s common wisdom, the key to success in a dynamic world is a simple business model that can be applied and reapplied in market after market—a Great Repeatable Model®. The most effective models are built on

Quantitative Intuition: Effectively Using Information to Make Smarter Decisions

July 16, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Christopher J. Frank and Paul Magnone How do you find the truly essential nuggets of information and use them with confidence to effectively grow your business and distinguish yourself in your company?

A Golden Opportunity?

May 27, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Andy Simpson Since 2009, there has been a 192.6% increase in volumes of Single Malt Scotch Whisky (SMSW) sold at auction in the UK, a testament to the increasing popularity of SMSW, not just as a drink, but a valued collectable and an increasingly viable

S P Jain receives four Top 10 rankings: Financial Times, Global MBA Rankings 2012

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

S P Jain School of Global Management, formerly known as S P Jain Center of Management, places in the Top 10 (in the world) on four parameters in the recently announced Financial Times Global MBA Rankings (2012),

Financial Transformation to Sustain the Arab Firestorm

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, In-depth, Banking Innovation, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Nasser Saidi The Arab world needs to undertake major structural transformations if it is to effectively address the challenges laid bare by the Arab Firestorm. Greater regional economic & financial integration, the development of local currency

Will China Inevitably Develop Powerful Global Brands? Three Possible Scenarios

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Howard Yu Given China’s rapid economic development, what sort of global impact will Chinese brands have? This article identifies three scenarios, depending mainly on which sector is being discussed, and offers comparisons with other emerging Asian

North Rhine-Westphalia: First choice for foreign investors in Germany

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Europe, Unprotected PostComments (0)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s economically strongest federal state, has proven to be a particularly attractive investment location for foreign companies in Germany and Europe for many years. The successful location performance record in 2011 shows

Welcome to the Post-American World: Barack Obama, US Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Robert Singh Obama set himself the task of managing America’s decline while retaining primacy in the international order. Yet his substantive achievements have been modest. Ironically, in pursuing a “post-American” foreign policy calibrated to a