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Global Perspective Archive

November 28, 2007

The Community Network Solution

In reweaving the social fabric of a city or town, relationships trump rank.
November 28, 2007

The Customer Connection: The Global ­­­Innovation 1000

Booz Allen Hamilton’s annual study of the world’s largest corporate R&D spenders finds two primary success factors: aligning the innovation model to corporate strategy and listening to customers every step of the way.
November 28, 2007

Best Business Books: Strategy

Planning for Uncertainty
November 28, 2007

Military of Millennials

The next generation of soldier: tech savvy, open-minded, multitasking, and perhaps unprepared for command-and-control.
November 6, 2007

HP Engineers a Megacommunity

A multi-stakeholder effort to train engineers in Africa.
October 30, 2007

Why the United States Needs an Innovation Strategy

Author John Kao diagnoses America’s ills as a continuing loss of innovation capacity. But, he says, there is a way to reverse that trend.
October 9, 2007

Evolution on the Global Stage

Their raw potential is clear, but Chinese companies will have to master the imperatives of “soft power” to reach the next level of international growth.
September 4, 2007

The Other Energy Crisis

As nuclear energy becomes a viable alternative to carbon-based fuels, security is a vital concern. Here’s how private markets might be able to help.
August 29, 2007

How to Be a Demographic Realist

To prepare for the implications of aging populations, individuals, organizations, and society as a whole must confront assumptions that are no longer valid.
August 29, 2007

The Statecraft of Business

How the frameworks of international relations can improve the debate about corporate strategy and globalization.
August 29, 2007

Who Is Your Next Customer?

Strategies for targeting potential consumers in foreign markets.
August 29, 2007

Paving the Silk Road

A hybrid solution for sea and air transport addresses the changing nature of global shipping.
August 29, 2007

Context and Complexity

Success in China requires a flexible approach for a diverse market.
August 29, 2007

The Thought Leader Interview: Anne-Marie Slaughter

The dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School shows how networks are fundamentally changing the nature of government.
August 29, 2007

When There Is No Cavalry

No single authority can prepare for or respond to major disasters as effectively as a megacommunity can.
August 14, 2007

Executives without Borders

A novel proposition for saving driest Africa from total collapse.
July 24, 2007

The Big Squeeze

Can traditional legacy airlines find a way out of the “no-man’s-land” between the established low-cost carriers and the premium players?
July 17, 2007

Covering the Cost of War

Robert Hormats, an international finance expert and the author of The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars, describes the problems with current U.S. fiscal policy, and how to adjust the country's spending for present and future global battles.
July 10, 2007

Network Effects: The Virtues of Telecom Regulation

A strong, competitive telecom market plays a crucial role in promoting a country's overall economic development -- but the government must first institute intelligent regulatory policies and practices.
July 3, 2007

Protecting the Company Jewels in an Unprotected Country

As governments wrestle over safeguarding intellectual property rights in China with no solution in sight, more and more companies are taking the problem into their own hands.
June 26, 2007

How the U.S. Government Can Cut Overhead

By using in-house agencies to provide services to other departments that need them, the federal government is saving tens of billions of dollars and learning what some in the private sector already know.
June 19, 2007

Big Impact in a Small Format

Large retailers are beginning to see the beauty of a tinier world.
June 12, 2007

The Defining Features of a Megacommunity

A primer for creating successful multipartite initiatives to solve critical problems that embraces the talents of government, business, and civil society.
May 29, 2007

Making Offshore Engineering Pay Off

How some companies send design work overseas without fear of diminished quality or intellectual property theft.
May 29, 2007

Barclays’ Global Acceleration

How one global bank successfully transformed itself.
May 8, 2007

The Importance of Being a Must-See Destination

Excellent travel and tourism policies, infrastructure, and services can translate into a roaring economy.
April 3, 2007

What’s a Chaebol to Do?

The family-owned conglomerates made South Korea an industrial powerhouse, but can they transform themselves and their nation’s economy again now that the rules have changed?
March 20, 2007

Brownfield Transformation: 25 Years On, Fulfilling the Promise of Lean Manufacturing

Under intensifying pressure to relocate manufacturing to areas of cheaper labor, the challenge facing many traditional manufacturing locations in the United States and Western Europe will be to transform or close.
February 28, 2007

Lights! Water! Motion!

The world’s urban infrastructure needs a $40 trillion makeover. Here’s how to reinvigorate our electricity, water, and transportation systems by integrating finance, governance, technology, and design.
February 28, 2007

A Gold-Medal Partnership

The Olympic Games demonstrate what government and business can accomplish as a team.
February 28, 2007

The Flatbread Factor

To understand the life cycle of an emerging market, learn to decode its consumer products.
February 28, 2007

Tourism: China’s New Diaspora

The global travel industry is preparing for the next tourist boom.