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Global Perspective Archive

July 27, 2015

The Next Innovation Opportunity in China

Multinationals are shifting their R&D focus from cost savings to knowledge-based research.
June 10, 2015

The Importance of Being an Ally

You can help promote diversity by listening, understanding, and supporting.
June 8, 2015

The Data-Driven Optimist

Economist Max Roser is compiling an archive of global improvement.
June 3, 2015

The Prescriptions of Dr. Sachs

The eminent — and controversial — economist offers a set of cures for the ills of global poverty. It’s not clear the medicine works.
May 27, 2015

How to Stop Cybercrime from Sabotaging Emerging Economies

Developing countries need national strategies to protect their digital assets and bolster their economic growth.
May 19, 2015

Thinking Out Loud

A high-profile Silicon Valley sex discrimination trial hinged in part on a thorny question: What is thought leadership?
May 11, 2015

Brands and Retailers Should Team Up in Emerging Markets

When companies “share the shelf,” everyone wins.
May 11, 2015

How Emerging Markets Can Finally Arrive

Building world-class domestic firms is the overlooked key to economic development.
May 4, 2015

The $112 Billion CEO Succession Problem

Poor planning for changes in leadership costs companies dearly. Getting it right is worth more than you might think. See also “CEO Succession: Why It Pays to Have a Plan.”
April 20, 2015

The Imagination Gap

Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries.
April 14, 2015

Developing the Conviction to Do Meaningful Work

As we get older, deciding to pursue our dreams becomes more difficult — but it’s never too late to do something that’s important to the world.
April 13, 2015

The Foundation of CEMEX’s Success — In Pictures

How the Mexican company developed the global capabilities needed to support its international business strategy. For more insights, read the related article.
April 13, 2015

CEMEX: An Emerging Market Multinational

The most profitable global company in the cement industry expanded from Mexico by building world-class capabilities.
April 13, 2015

CEMEX’s Strategic Mix

An s+b Roundtable: This Mexican cement company redefined itself as a global solutions provider with the critical capabilities to match. See also “The Foundation of CEMEX’s Success — In Pictures.”
April 8, 2015

Why to Schedule Your Next Conference in Dubai or Kuala Lumpur

Emerging economies are poised to attract tourism’s most lucrative niche market.
April 1, 2015

The Ghost of Financial Crises Past

Economic historian Barry Eichengreen finds telling parallels between the botched responses to the stock market crash of 1929 and the financial crisis of 2008.
March 10, 2015

Staring Down My Own Unconscious Bias

Ingrained perceptions and assumptions can do significant damage if we don’t take action.
February 19, 2015

The New Volatile World of Oil and Gas

In this turbulent energy environment, only a few companies will be focused enough to win.
February 17, 2015

The Mother of All Off-Sites

A world-class restaurant opens a pop-up location 5,000 miles away, all in the name of shaking things up.
February 9, 2015

How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide

Preparing for the inevitable interactions between global forces can help you stay ahead of the competition.
February 2, 2015

How to Lead in Ambiguous Times

Stability, resilience, and relationships are the keys to thriving amid geopolitical crises.
January 26, 2015

To Help Your Employees Understand Diversity, Make It Personal

Embracing differences—our own and others’—can create a culture of inclusion.
November 25, 2014

What the Ebola Crisis Can Teach Business Leaders

Executives have much to learn about how fragile the public’s trust in them can be.
November 17, 2014

What Cities Need to Thrive

In top urban areas, socioeconomic balance attracts residents and lays the groundwork for prosperity.
November 11, 2014

Best Business Books 2014: Economics

All Things Being Unequal
November 10, 2014

China’s Philosopher-CEO Zhang Ruimin

Haier’s leader describes how he built a winning global company by continually reframing his management philosophy.
November 10, 2014

Erin Meyer Can Make Your Global Team Work

The INSEAD professor shows how people can communicate across cultures. And watch the video “How to Lead a Successful Global Team.”
November 3, 2014

Making Sense of Globalization

The DHL Global Connectedness Index, now in its third edition, shows that not all flows of trade, capital, information, and people are alike.
October 28, 2014

The Untapped Value of Overseas Experience

How skilled return migrants can be your company’s agents of change.
October 13, 2014

Joel Kurtzman’s Case for Economic Optimism

The founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new wave of growth.
October 9, 2014

The Price of Privatizing War

Modern Mercenary is a fascinating look at the free market for force and the companies that profit from it.
October 6, 2014

Politicians for Prosperity

National leaders, such as India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, can make or break their country’s business climate.
September 11, 2014

It’s a Race to the Bottom in China’s Auto Market

Chinese and foreign automakers are preparing to compete in the low-end car market.
August 28, 2014

Best of Multimedia: What’s Your Leadership Style?

It may depend on where you live. Here’s how to navigate different ways of managing across cultures.
August 8, 2014

Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak

Eight principles for succeeding in markets prone to ethical and legal risks.
August 8, 2014

Lenovo Goes Global

China’s most recognizable brand has plans to overtake Apple and Samsung.
August 5, 2014

Don’t Sell Products, Sell Solutions

To win in emerging markets, defense and security contractors need to move beyond equipment sales and help their clients develop broader capabilities.