Global Business

  • Companies Seeing Backlash Over Moving Their Headquarters Overseas

    As more corporate CEOs investigate whether changing the company’s headquarters from the United States will reduce burdensome taxes, the situation involving the latest company in the news chain—Walgreen—could be instructive for other CEOs.

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  • How to Ensure Your Reshoring Project Won’t Fail

    This is the kind of project that, done successfully, can add to the legacy a CEO leaves his company. Unfortunately, not all reshoring, onshoring and nearshoring projects are a success.

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  • Onshoring vs. Offshoring: Service/Support Businesses Are Coming Back Home

    Word has been spreading in the last few months that offshoring may no longer be the best option and that the United States is increasingly becoming more competitive for everything from manufacturing to IT to customer service. How should a CEO decide whether offshoring or onshoring is best for his or her firm?

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  • 4 New Rules for Global Business Success

    In his new e-book, Re-Think: A Path to the Future, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano predicts that traditional multinational firms will cease to exist and will eventually be replaced by globally integrated enterprises. These GIEs will locate departments not only in different states but even in different countries, wherever the most appropriate talent resides.

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  • U.S. Companies Aid Philippine Typhoon Victims

    From Citibank to the Miami Heat, companies are mobilizing their expertise and capabilities as a response to Typhoon Haiyan. Corporate pledges have so far been announced that exceed $30.1 million. The need is acute: thousands have died and some 660,000 have been forced from their homes. According to the Philippine government, more than 2 million people, including 300,000 pregnant woman and new mothers, need food aid. Here is where to report any aid your company is providing, and a summary of what U.S. companies have committed to doing thus far.

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Will You Know When to Leave China?

7 things to know about rebalancing your offshore vs. onshore sourcing

CEO Briefing Newsletter , China November 1 2013

More CEOs Get Impatient with the Government Shutdown

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is asking his fellow chief executives to push for an end to the gridlock in Washington, saying there needs to be a return of civility over partisanship. Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld compares the threat that the US might refuse to raise the debt ceiling to a “giant Taser” that will freeze confidence in the world economy, not just the U.S.

CEO Briefing Newsletter , North America , Operations October 14 2013

Expect Jeff Bezos to Reinvent the News Business

According to commentator Brad Stone, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos isn’t trying to kill the media business, but he may be trying to re-invent it and by doing so may be trying to race ahead of firms like Apple and Google.

CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy August 16 2013

What You Are Not Hearing About Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Detroit ‘s bankruptcy is a warning that no city is too big to fail. Cities that fail have knock-on effects that impact business. Detroit is about $18 billion in debt, and will only be able to pay out a fraction of what it owes. Some media reports hint that it’s problems may lead to some form of federal bailout. But is this really likely? What are the likely impacts on business in the region?

CEO Briefing Newsletter July 26 2013

Going Global: Risks and Protections for SME CEOs to Consider

Despite the world economic recession, small- and mid-sized companies are “going global” at an earlier stage in their development than ever before. Expanding overseas involves the careful consideration of risk and cost. What are those potential hazards? And what can be done about them? There are several issues that CEOs should consider when doing business internationally. Several critical ones are outlined here.

CEO Briefing Newsletter June 20 2013

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