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    June 4, 2018 · Strategy,AI,Robotics,Blockchain
    I was fortunate this past week to attend the SelectLA Summit which focused on FDI attraction to Los Angeles. Stephen Cheung (@wtclaStephen) of the World Trade Center LA and his team did a great job of bringing together great speakers and content. One panel discussion that stood out to me was on...
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    China again dominates the news cycles with concerns about the trade deficit, thefts of intellectual property, subsidies and threats of a trade war. A popular theme from both right and left is that China’s massive growth and population will overwhelm the US economy, particularly manufacturing. ...
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    April 27, 2018 · Trade Policy,Foreign Exchange,Know-How,Global Business
    The US trade deficit has been in our headlines, but most of the analysis of it has not identified the underlying causes. Without understanding the origin of the deficits, many of the proposed “fixes” could have significant negative impacts on the economy. For example, tariffs on Chinese products...
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    I spent many hours of my diplomatic career in negotiations. My first experiences were with the Japanese back when the US wanted to get aluminum baseball bats into Japan. One day, my big boss came in elated, saying that he had achieved a breakthrough on aluminum bats that would open markets for...
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    March 27, 2018 · Global Business,Know-How,Global Marketing
    “What’s the top priority for international online marketing?”   Fellow Executive Master Class faculty member, Hema Dey, and I were asked that question at a class on online marketing. We were delivering a primer on global online marketing to a group of Riverside, CA business owners. That class...
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    Welcome to the Executive Master Class in Global Business! I created this platform for executives with the goal of keeping their global business knowhow at the cutting edge. New technologies are driving the evolution of business at a faster and faster pace. Companies that are doing selling...
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    February 15, 2018 · Foreign Exchange,Risk Management
    Exporters face risks with fixed or floating exchange rates. In fact, even if you denominate all trade in dollars, the exchange rate can still play a major role in determining demand for your product or service. So, the bottom line is that you can mitigate, not eliminate, exchange rate risk. Here...
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