Category Archives: global strategy

Even Intel’s China strategy needs better alignment

I read this article because of the amazing story of Sean Maloney’s stroke and recovery process (my sister had a similar stroke in February, 2010, and writes about it here). Buried near the end of the article is this little … Continue reading

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Outsourcing to Support Socioeconomic Development

I recently traveled to Israel with my family, and got to catch up with some friends I haven’t seen in 10 years!  After a lovely dinner, one of their Jewish Israeli neighbors dropped by and mentioned his involvement with a … Continue reading

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Big and Small – US Businesses Look for Growth Abroad

Today’s newspaper brought an article about one of our largest corporations, Wal-Mart, focusing on growth abroad (emphasis mine): Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s chief executive, Mike Duke, said yesterday that he expects international expansion to accelerate as the world’s largest retailer attempts … Continue reading

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Biocon: Model for the New Global Business?

I saw Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, speak at MIT last week (thank you, Legatum Center!).  Her entire presentation, titled “Delivering Affordable Drugs through Affordable Innovation,”  is available online here, and is well worth viewing. Biocon … Continue reading

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Selling American Services to Emerging Economies?

A recent article in the Economist, “Export or Die”, highlighted opportunities for American businesses to sell to emerging economies.  It’s a fascinating read, and much of what is says flies in the face of common thinking about globalization. Popular opinion … Continue reading

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Emerging Economies = Emerging Markets

Mention India, and you will likely start to draw fire about taking away jobs from Americans and sending them offshore, how frustrating it is to deal with customer support in India, etc.  But just a slightly closer look at business … Continue reading

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Good Ideas for US businesses from India?

I’ve recently noticed a few  articles on a related theme – lessons that American businesses can learn from India.  Experiences in another culture or country are often the source of innovative ideas, and tapping this idea stream is one very … Continue reading

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Recession Driving Changes in Captive Center Strategies?

A recent article in the Wall St. Journal consolidated reporting on a number of recent changes in so-called captive centers (IT or back-office services operations in India owned by non-Indian, usually US or UK, businesses).  While the leading sentence talks … Continue reading

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Car Sales Soar…in India and China

The Wall Street Journal (sorry, subscription required) noted earlier this week that February car sales in India increased 22% over last year.  China’s car sales increased by 2.7% in January and February.   This contrasts starkly with car sales in … Continue reading

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"It's going to happen somewhere other than the United States"

The NY Times today has a  front page article that discusses what the economy may look like going forward,  after the recession ends (whenever it ends).  This quote in particular caught my eye: “These jobs aren’t coming back,” said John … Continue reading

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