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Blythe Mcgarvie

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part III)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

It's never easy prospering in a new city or a new environment. Understanding the value system of foreign culture will increase your effectiveness and put you at ease.

Wealth, Prosperity and Longevity (Part II)

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

This acceptance of hierarchy leads to higher status differences, formal social relations and greater power concentrations among fewer people. It also means people who reside in lower rungs of the social order may have fewer perceived choices and rarely question authority.

Improving Your Reputation

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Once others see that the CFO challenges the status quo in an effective manner by working through the current management and executive processes, others will appreciate what a high impact and important job it is.

Takeovers and the Economy

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Almost half of major U.S. corporations received takeover offers in the 1980s. This fact is astonishing, but also one that indicates the fluidity of ou...

Income and Wealth

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Years ago, while comparing various economic systems, I learned that one indication of the economic values in a culture is the reaction of a person seeing someone else driving a Mercedes sedan.

Investing in ETFs in Volatile Times

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Most people are familiar with mutual funds, a basket of different equities in which you can trade easily. Less people are comfortable with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

Increasing Your Courage

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Some people are quite smart, emotionally savvy, but refuse to take an educated risk to make a difference and turn their success into significance. We say they have a low Courage Quotient.

The Roaring Twenties

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Today, men and women who vote with an informed opinion and understanding of the difficult issues currently "shaking the globe" will shape the future.

The Reluctant Superpower

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

For the U.S. to capitalize on a new willingness for a strong U.S. foreign presence, that presence must truly serve all people and our ideals, not our interest.

Humor and Rapprochement

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

As you navigate our interconnected world, be mindful that humor is one of the most difficult cross-cultural skills to develop. Approach all people with a willingness to smile at them and laugh at oneself.

Three Clues to the Economy and Disney World

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

Lately, I've been reflecting about my first visit to EPCOT at Disney World. Many of the countries exhibit their natural beauty. The U.S. highlights technology and its prowess in military victories.

G-20 Summit and the China Viewpoint

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

As the G-20 summit begins in London, I hope rhetoric is reminiscent of President Teddy Roosevelt who opened frontiers and created an awareness of our environment.

China's Housing Market: Build It and They Will Come?

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

A housing bubble will burst in some cities in China. It will not be due to predatory or sub-prime lending as in the U.S. It will happen due to the law of supply and demand.