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Global Perspective Archive

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

Lenovo Goes Global

China’s most recognizable brand has plans to overtake Apple and Samsung.
August 8, 2014

Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak

Eight principles for succeeding in markets prone to ethical and legal risks.
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.
August 1, 2014

The Entrepreneurship Coach

Working with startups showed Ernesto Sirolli how anyone can have more impact: Shut up and listen.
July 8, 2014

Lessons from the East Asian Development Model

What are the paths to economic growth for today’s emerging markets?
June 18, 2014

Understanding China’s Resource Quest

Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi argue that China’s demand for natural resources is unlikely to result in further price shocks.
May 28, 2014

The End of Work, Revisited

Two decades after Jeremy Rifkin predicted that private sector jobs would disappear, his controversial view sounds far more likely, and far less ominous.
May 21, 2014

Does Capitalism Create Social Mobility?

In The Son Also Rises, UC Davis economic historian Gregory Clark tracks surnames over hundreds of years to better understand social mobility.
May 12, 2014

China’s Strategic Challenge

In Can China Lead? a trio of business school professors argue that unless the Chinese Communist Party loosens its grip, the China “miracle” cannot be sustained.
May 6, 2014

Why Chinese Companies Struggle to Go Global

A new study explains what’s holding them back, and how they can move forward.
May 5, 2014

The Trust Agenda

CEOs are increasingly seeking “good growth,” aligned with business ethics and sustainability.
April 24, 2014

The Hidden Business Benefits of Regulation

How embracing sensible legislation can unlock opportunity.