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The Expat Adventure: Entrepreneurs' Lessons Learned From Year One In the U.S.

PJ Bouten | Posted 07.24.2014 | Small Business
PJ Bouten

For entrepreneurs preparing to venture into the U.S., here are valuable and unexpected lessons we learned in year one.

The Best Businesses For The World In 2014, According To B Lab

Fast Company | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

The ranks of businesses that are certified B Corps are growing quickly. In 2012, when B Lab released its first annual “Best Businesses for the World...

11 Israeli Startups Making it in the U.S.

Zev Gotkin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Zev Gotkin

Lately, the U.S. has seen a surge in Israeli tech startups experiencing wild success by bringing their companies to American soil. Let's look at a few standout ones.

How to Adapt for Tomorrow's Jobs: An Open Letter to My Niece and Nephew

Uri Dadush | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Uri Dadush

Where will tomorrow's good jobs be? Knowing where the jobs will be only takes you so far. What skills you will need to be marketable, able to adapt and happy?

Starting A Business Overseas

Azeem Khan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Expanding your business overseas is likely easier than you think, provided you think about the most important things when starting out.

China's Syria Strategy

Daniel Pena | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Daniel Pena

What we're seeing emerge is not a military or ideological counterweight to the United States in Russia and China, but rather a financial one that doesn't even need an army to fight it's wars, but only buyers.

For Family Planning, Entrepreneurs Can Outdistance Charities

Christopher Purdy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Christopher Purdy

Products and services that are purchased -- even at very low prices -- are far more likely to be used. Thus, the marketing of contraceptives and family planning services can be a highly cost-effective way of helping couples improve their lives.

The New Global Leader, Part IV: Nick Parry, 'The Conflict Doctor'

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Nick shares his wisdom and insight with hosts of business leaders, teams and individuals as a life and intercultural coach, seminar leader and spiritual guide.

Why My Company Sued The Republic of Mozambique

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

"You sued a country?" Says mostly everybody to me now. Indeed, we are the plaintiff in a Federal Lawsuit against the Republic of Mozambique for fra...

The New Global Leader, Part III: Dr. André Domin, at the Beating Heart of the Bio Tech Revolution

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

"I firmly believe bio tech start-ups have to network globally -- both in a business and a scientific sense. Also, they need to work with externals -- business leaders, mentors, coaches, consultants -- to ramp up their sales, management and marketing skills."

The New Global Leader, Part II: Dr. Renée Moore, Expert in Taking Companies Beyond Borders

O'Brien Browne | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

From the poorest beginnings on a small ranch in Texas where she was raised together with her three sisters by a single mother, Renée Moore worked her way up through the highest levels of academia.

Unilateral Taxation Framework Harms America

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Lost in the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' skewering of Apple CEO Tim Cook is the major point: the United States' decision to stand alone in taxing foreign earnings disadvantages American companies and American workers.

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

The New Global Leader, Part I: Andreas Fornwald, Master of International Relationships

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

This is first in a series of interviews with highly successful but little-known global business leaders who combine expertise in their fields and fully embrace both the established and emerging markets.

Don't Pull the Plug Too Fast

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 12.20.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

When will Westerners finally realize that the world does not beat to the sound of their own drum? Countries have their own tempo, and seldom will they adapt to ours to meet our needs.

Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands, or Cold Call?

Nataly Kelly | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Nataly Kelly

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Sales and Marketing follows a similar format as the classic version, but focuses exclusively on providing tips in the areas of selling and marketing in 20 different countries.

10 International Business Customs You MUST Remember When Traveling

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

English is often considered to be the international language of business, but, as business grows more global, it's becoming more important than ever f...

The Greatness of a Generation Hangs in the Balance

Saul Garlick | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Saul Garlick

Gaining the skills that make one competitive in the global economy is in higher demand each day, and the way we deliver those skills is failing to keep up.

Searching For A Happy Medium

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Social entrepreneurs tend to instinctively know and apply what is so difficult for corporate clients to assimilate. What is refreshing is that they're not afraid of their market; in fact, they're in love with it.

China Helps Local Entrepreneurs Expand Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Chinese entrepreneur Feng Jun tried five times to set up overseas branches to market his MP3 players and other consumer electronics goods....

Corruption, Democracy, and the Search for a Better World

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Wal-Mart is making the headlines with the FCPA corruption case it faces in Mexico. But anyone who has been on the ground trying to close business in c...

'Borders Frequented by Trade Seldom Need Soldiers'

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

It is true that when it comes to international business and cultural intelligence, I specialize in pointing out what our nation does wrong. Today, though, we will take a ride on the positive side of things because I was fed a lot of hope last week.

Have You Witnessed the Change?

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

What is of interest here to note is that for the first time ever, investors have more confidence in a Chinese-owned company than in a European one, which truly puts in perspective how much things have changed in our world economy.

China on Your Mind?

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

While it's true that many other countries do not receive as much press as PRC, international economists have identified 11 fast-growing regions where a hungry new middle class is in the making.

Have Skype, Will Do International Business...

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Unless homo sapiens mutate and our senses become muted, the face-to-face interaction will remain our favorite and most-needed way of building trust with one another. And trust, as we know, is the key ingredient of any long-lasting relationship.