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Author Archives: William J. Holstein

William J. Holstein
William J. Holstein is a journalist, consultant and speaker. He is the author of, "The Next American Economy: Blueprint For A Sustainable Recovery." For more of his work, visit www.williamjholstein.com.

How to Determine the Critical Difference Between ‘Markets’ and ‘Reforms’ in China

Chief executives may be forgiven for being confused about what is happening between the U.S. and Chinese governments when it comes to use of the terms "markets" and "reforms." As a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests, President Obama's administration is expecting that Chinese President Xi Jinping will make commitments to more market-oriented reforms when he visits Washington this month.

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Something’s Rotten in the State of Twitter

Twitter Inc., the high-flying social media company, seems to be making some basic governance mistakes. First, it announced that current Chief Executive Dick Costolo would step down from his position as of July 1. His title was, in fact, removed but he remained a member of the board of directors. Jack Dorsey, who is chairman of the board, took over ...

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Earth to Mary Barra: Be Very Careful about China’s SAIC

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has announced a $5 billion initiative to work with Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp. to develop smaller cars for emerging markets. This is her first major announcement regarding GM's strategy in China, so we should pause for a moment to reflect on the nature of the game being played.

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