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Tap the potential of international trade

By   /  Friday, May 13th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Tap the potential of international trade

By Gerhard Apfelthaler I have been in international business for most of my life. My multiple and often parallel careers as an educator, a university administrator, a diplomat and an entrepreneur have enabled me to look at the same topic from a variety of angles. When I discuss the landscape of global trade with my Read More →

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Employers must find ways to plug national talent drain

By   /  Friday, November 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Employers must find ways to plug national talent drain

The talent challenge — finding, engaging and keeping qualified employees for skilled positions — remains the No. 1 priority for U.S. employers, according to a recent Harris Poll. Problems in this area can cause organizations to miss market opportunities, delay or cancel key strategic initiatives and fail to meet growth goals and innovate effectively. There Read More →

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China finds out the hard way that it isn’t easy to knock off No. 1

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on China finds out the hard way that it isn’t easy to knock off No. 1

China’s sudden move to devalue its currency earlier this month has caused a lot of hand-wringing and cost hedge funds a ton of money. But it also teaches a lesson that often is learned painfully — it’s easy to lose your way when you try to be No. 1. That’s why I think the yuan Read More →

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Timothy Geithner’s four simple rules for navigating global recovery

By   /  Friday, August 3rd, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Timothy Geithner’s four simple rules for navigating global recovery

LOS ANGELES — He is surprisingly slight of build, unflappably low-key, well-dressed and, of course, there is that full head of wavy brown hair. In short, Timothy Geithner has all of the proper accoutrements for the person he is — the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, a bureaucratic mandarin and President Barack Obama’s go-to Read More →

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