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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.