Thunderbird School of Global Management

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Europe

    This podcast explains Western and Eastern European cultures share many things in common, but one distinction is the way people view their ability to change external conditions that affect their lives. The speaker states one of the key concepts in defining culture is how people perceive that they can affect...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Asia

    This podcast explains about hierarchy matters in Asia, whether you are doing business in China, Japan or any other country in the region. The speaker states that the hierarchy really shapes the way people interact with each other.

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In The Middle East

    This podcast explains about doing business in the Middle East starts with building relationships of trust through face-to-face interaction. The speaker states that nothing gets done in any of these countries if you have not spent the time to develop relationships.

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communications While Traveling In The Americas

    This podcast explains about the blending cultures from North and Latin America is a little like mixing oil and water. The speaker states that there are components of each culture that are almost on opposite ends of the spectrum.

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    From Donkeys To Bullet Trains: China's Four Miraculous Transformations

    In this podcast, the speaker states that the donkeys would move the engines around to different stations to pick up buckets of tool and parts. The speaker describes miraculous transformations she has witnessed in four areas: manufacturing, telecommunications, information access and infrastructure.

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Global Mindset Science Uncovers Statistical Value Of International MBA

    This podcast discusses what is the statistical benefit of an international business degree and reveals new analysis of growing survey data at Thunderbird School of Global Management puts the value at roughly eight years abroad in four or more countries.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Go Local For Global Sales Success

    This podcast reveals that the sales teams entering developing markets hurt their chances for success when they stay at Western brand hotels, eat familiar food and shield themselves from the local language and culture.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    An Internationalist? And Still Loyal To One's Tribe?

    In this podcast, the speaker sharing his experiences that he tried hard to be Japanese when the speaker arrived from Canada as a young Catholic priest in the 1960s. Then the speaker discovered a liberating concept. The speaker could be Canadian and still have a global perspective.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Richard C. Adkerson Commencement Speech: Prosperity Through Trade

    In this podcast, the speaker states that critics who view emerging markets as a threat to the United States and other developed countries underestimate the power of free trade to create sustainable prosperity worldwide.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Doing Ethical Business In A Culture Of Corruption

    The speaker offers several guidelines for other business leaders facing ethical dilemmas in emerging markets such as Venezuela in this podcast on doing ethical business in a culture of corruption.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Finding Innovation At Google Creative Lab

    High-tech companies need problem solvers, but the speaker says engineers and other creative professionals first need scrappy managers who know how to define the right problems, assemble the right teams and provide the right resources.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Pantelion Fills Hollywood Gap With Movie Studio For Latinos

    This podcast explains about a classic Jane Austen story will get a modern Latino makeover with the first release from Pantelion Films, a new Hollywood studio launched by the speakers with his partners. The objective is to create the first Hollywood studio focused specifically on the U.S. Hispanic audience.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Time To Rethink Expatriate Assignments In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the speaker tells that expatriates need to rethink their roles in emerging markets if their organizations expect to stay relevant in the post-recession economy.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    A Greener, Softer Product Line For HP

    In this podcast, the speaker who moved fast to Hewlett-Packard in 2005 was sharing his experience. In less than 12 months, the speaker helped the company reinvent its entire line of personal computers. "We started defining complete solutions and messages, segment by segment," says the speaker. "Aim for the heart,...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    U.S. Trade Deficit Improves, But Don't Celebrate Yet

    The U.S. trade deficit improved by $7 billion from June to July 2010, but the speaker said that might not be a good thing. "The improvement is actually a negative thing," In this podcast, the speaker said, "Month to month, what it suggests is that expectations of economic activity in...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In Brazil

    In this podcast, the speaker states that people have said Brazil is the country of the future, and it always will be the country of the future. It will never actually quite make it to that point of getting to the future.

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  • Podcasts // Aug 2010

    Behind The BP Furor: Why Some Firms Face Ire And Not Others

    BP, Toyota and Goldman Sachs have taken public image beatings in 2010. Many would say deservedly so. But other firms linked to irresponsible behavior have escaped close scrutiny. Thunderbird Professor Nathan Washburn, Ph.D., has a theory why the public singles out some firms for criticism but not others. Working with...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    U.S. Trade Balance Report With F. John Mathis

    In this podcast, the speaker explains that U.S. imports are growing, which indicates a recovery. Exports also are growing, but at a slower rate. The result is a larger deficit, year over year.

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In China

    In this podcast, one of the speakers reveals the difference between China and the United States can be felt on the street. "You go to China, and they are very optimistic," other speaker said.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Global Summerim Courses Take Students Around The World

    There is no lack of sizable and interesting business opportunities in Africa, Thunderbird students of Professor Olufemi Babarinde learned first-hand during their summerim course in Kenya, Africa May 3-14. The Kenya summerim was one of seven experiential learning offerings that took 140 students to global destinations during the break between...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Start With Your Weakest Link To Fix Service Delivery

    Any customer service organization is only as good as its weakest employee, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. "People who deal with others one-one-one create your brand," said Ram, an associate professor of global marketing. "If the person does...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Fastest Way To Build Your Brand

    The fastest way for any customer service organization to build its brand is to admit a problem and then fix it, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. "We should not be afraid to say we are having problems," said...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Closing The Services Gap

    Services companies struggling to close the gap between their customers' expectations and perceived experiences need to look at four areas where blunders occur, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30. "If perceptions exactly match expectations, then the gap is zero, and you have an ideal service," Ram said. "The...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Finding Innovation At The Interface Between Business And Nonprofit

    Leaders with big ideas to change the world face a tough choice early in their careers. Or at least they think they do. If they want to make money and help themselves, they must choose the business sector. If they want to improve the planet and help others, they must...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Microfinance In Developing Economies

    Around the world, there are tens of millions of enterprising poor living in structural and cultural inequality who face little hope of moving past a subsistence life-style. In 1977, and economics professor in Bangladesh, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, began a credit program called the Grameen Bank to provide capital to very...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Thunderbird Showcases Thought Leadership At Phoenix Event

    Thunderbird School of Global Management faculty members Amanda Bullough, Ph.D., and Mary Sully de Luque, Ph.D., joined Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Thunderbird for Good Kellie Kreiser in a panel discussion April 1 at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Phoenix. Emeritus Thunderbird Professor Llewellyn D. Howell, Ph.D., participated...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Global Entrepreneurship Drives Sushi Success In Canada

    A global mindset allows global leaders to connect the dots between markets and to recognize gaps that may exist in one region but not another. Global entrepreneurship is the ability to convert this knowledge into actual innovation that creates value for society. "A lot of what makes a successful entrepreneur...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Canadian Entrepreneur Plans Next Moves After Sushi Success

    Canadian entrepreneur Ken Valvur never tasted sushi until he arrived at Thunderbird in 1987 and decided to learn Japanese to boost his international career. "On pure commercial grounds, I picked Japanese," says the Thunderbird graduate. The decision has paid off for Valvur, who eventually returned from an expatriate assignment in...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    New Frontiers In Emerging Markets

    The world is in the midst of a massive economic shift led by China, India and other emerging economies, Thunderbird President ?ngel Cabrera, Ph.D., said May 19, 2010, at Business Beyond Our Borders, a forum presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Cabrera said entrepreneurs with a global mindset...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Don't Blame Goldman Sachs: What Really Went Wrong

    Critics anxious to blame Goldman Sachs as a key player in the recent financial crisis should point the finger elsewhere, Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., said April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, said the real problem was the failure of central banks to manage...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Why The World Needs More Goldman Sachs

    Rather than destroy Goldman Sachs, over-regulate them or view them as the source of the global financial meltdown, the more rational approach would be to create an environment in the United States that rewards financial services innovation and develops more companies like Goldman Sachs. Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D.,...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Straight Talk On Goldman Sachs Fraud Allegations

    Confused about the fraud allegations against Goldman Sachs? Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., reviews the allegations and puts them into perspective April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, says the notion that Goldman Sachs deceived investors stems from misunderstandings about the bank's duties as a...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Behind The Scenes With NFL, NBA And MLB Team Executives

    Chief financial officers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns all work for organizations that don't want to make a profit, they told Thunderbird students Feb. 4 at the Arizona Sports Business Panel on campus. "You take in money to put the best team on the field or...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Financial Crisis Forces Companies To Focus On Core Competencies

    Last year was painful for everybody, but the financial crisis was especially devastating for startup companies, a group of venture capital and technology leaders said Feb. 4 at the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Forum in Menlo Park, Calif. The economy forced companies to squeeze the fat out of the system,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Thunderbird, Fulbright And Entrepreneurship: A Powerful Combination

    A project to improve education in Mexico received the attention of scholars from all over the world March 26-29, 2010, when the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invited the author to present his enterprise at a Fulbright enrichment seminar in Rhode Island. This event allowed...

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    What Keeps The CEO Awake At Night? List Starts With China

    What keeps the CEO up at night? For high-potential managers in the Thunderbird International Consortia, the conversation starts with a single word: China. The managers shared their biggest challenges and concerns April 19 in the opening session of the Consortia, a 10-day executive education program that brings together a diverse...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Effective Project Leader's Mindset

    Many people begin their careers in functional areas such as engineering, accounting, marketing, finance, or information technology and are often taken by surprise when they find their work life consumed with activities related to projects. As businesses expand globally, new technologies emerge and pressures for shortened product life cycles intensify,...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Choose Your Defense Against Hardball Negotiation Tactics

    Hardball negotiators often conceal their aggressive intentions and behaviors. They use tactics that prey on the psychological vulnerabilities of a counterpart. This psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that classic power theorists have espoused for centuries as a way to change the perception or behavior of others. If...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Uncovering Your Passions And Their Applicability

    It is well known that passion is the single most significant source of success. Why then, do most people fall prey to the external environment and not pursue their passions? Life happens, stuff happens, things happen. Reasons may validate the detour from the pursuit of passion; however, getting back on...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    China Prepares To Pounce On Opportunity In Year Of The Tiger

    The 2008 financial crisis was a business game-changer for the world. In developed markets, especially in the United States, people are still trying to adapt to its aftermath. For many "Generation-Yers," it was their first experience of economic hardship. As Chinese celebrate the Year of the Tiger, which started Feb....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Staying On Top Of Evolving Requirements In Valuation

    In the last few years a proliferation of regulatory requirements has substantially increased the complexity involved in incorporating equity participation into compensation plans for employees and service providers, both for public and privately-held companies alike. For the first time, terms like "409A", "123R", "valuation", "Practice Aid", "qualified appraiser", and "safe...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Thunderbird San Francisco Global Private Equity Forum

    The endemic global financial crisis has drastically shifted financial engineering strategies for some of the world's largest companies, private equity professionals said Oct. 28 at the Thunderbird San Francisco Global Private Equity Forum. From the mid-market buyout perspective, there is a shift in the types of deals and a restructuring...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    General Electric CEO On Winning In Today's Environment

    Global business managers who hunker down and stop investing during the current economic crisis will miss big opportunities for growth, General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt said Oct. 24 in a teleconference that included Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz. "If you're just playing defense right...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Philanthropy Adviser Helps Donors Give Wisely

    Effective philanthropy requires more than writing checks. Donors need a plan for finding nongovernmental organizations aligned with their goals and interests, and they need tools for measuring success. These issues become even more critical in times of economic hardship, says global entrepreneur Betsy Brill, president and founder of Strategic Philanthropy,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Bank Of America Managers Warn Of Bond Market Fallout

    America's banking crisis will hit home during the next budget cycle for cities, schools, museums, airports, hospitals, performing arts centers and other nonprofit and government organizations that issue tax-exempt bonds, two Bank of America managers said Oct. 10 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz. The country's crumbling...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Your Business Is Not Your Job, 'Rich Dad' Author Says

    Entrepreneurs who think of their business as their job have the wrong mindset and risk burnout, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" co-author Sharon Lechter told a group of Afghan women entrepreneurs Oct. 16 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz. "Many of us think of our business as our...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Four Leadership Lessons From Entrepreneurs

    Corporate leaders who want to make a positive difference in the world can learn at least four important lessons from successful global entrepreneurs, Thunderbird President Angel Cabrera, Ph.D., said during a panel discussion Oct. 14 in downtown Phoenix. "You're not looking at your business venture as a way of extracting...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Afghan Businesswomen Still Battle Effects Of Taliban

    Restrictions against Afghan women ended in 2001 with the fall of the Taliban - at least on paper. But an Afghan businesswoman who runs an embroidery company in a southern province said Oct. 13 at Thunderbird that gender disparity persists in her war-torn country. "Women's progress has been impeded," said...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Innovative Companies Rethink Pricing Metrics

    When General Electric entered the jet engine market, the Ohio-based company took an innovative approach to pricing policy. Instead of selling jet engines for a one-time fixed cost, GE decided to charge "power by the hour" through a program that bills customers whenever the sold jet engine is in the...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Web 2.0 Brings The World Together

    International is built into the DNA here at Thunderbird. The programs here are built to help students look at the world with a new global eye. Recently, the author was reflecting on social media and the rise of Web 2.0 tools. He has been reading the book Web 2.0: A...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Professor Offers Perspective Amid Banking 'Bailout'

    At of the end of August 2008 the world's biggest banks and security firms had taken write-downs or written off $506.1 billion (net of hedges and offsets) in sub-prime mortgage related assets. The top three U.S. firms, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Wachovia Bank, have written off $129.6 billion. Many large...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Chile Sets Sights On Developed Nation Status

    Chile has arrived on the doorstep of developed nation status following years of economic reform, and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz., has assisted in the transformation. Mario Castillo, the head of foreign direct investment in the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO), has used Thunderbird as a resource...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Seeking Growth: Opportunities For Private Equity In China

    This year has seen considerable activity among private equity firms in China with over one hundred funds denominated in Chinese currency (RMB) now competing with numerous funds offshore. This level of interest highlights the fact that significant investment opportunities exist for private equity funds willing to spend the time and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Swinging The Private Equity Pendulum

    The private equity asset class took a sharp hit from the financial crisis and subsequent economic recession. In particular, it has become more difficult for fund managers to raise private equity funds. The difficult fundraising environment may have started to swing the pendulum toward limited partner (LP) investors as they...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Global Macro & Strategy Outlook: Restructuring Not Recovery

    The theme for 2010 is restructuring not recovery. A recovery implies a return to what existed before, in this case global markets before the Credit Crisis. In the opinion, this will not happen. By the end of 2010, investors will look at a global investment landscape vastly different than what...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Why Cleantech Matters

    Over the last century, national growth, global politics, investment returns have marched to the tune of the massive increasing worldwide consumption of energy. The oil and gas industry alone (just the barrels) today tops $2 trillion; with supporting industries and services this number doubles - roughly 10-12% of worldwide GDP....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Current Private Equity Secondary Market Environment

    The secondary market for private equity limited partnership interests has increased significantly during the past ten years, shadowing the steady increase in funds being raised by private equity firms around the world. At the same time, the secondary market has become an accepted and fairly well known part of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Differences In Public V. Private Acquisitions & Management Retention

    The punch lines of this academic literature - the value of retaining target management and the superior performance of private acquisitions - are perhaps not very surprising to practitioners working in this area. It is also unclear as to how much of the traditional thinking about acquisitions will hold in...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Private Equity In Africa - Lessons Learned

    Africa represents a colossal investment opportunity. Containing 23 percent of the world's landmass and nearly one billion people, the continent has exceeded world average growth for the past eight years and is now the fastest growing region in the world. Taken as a whole, African GDP is sixth in the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    An Agenda For Private Equity And Venture Capital In Latin America

    At the same time that US policymakers aim to increase oversight of private equity, in Latin America fund managers and regulators are working together to expand private capital investment in the region within a framework of flexible and transparent rules. Over the last decade, political leaders in Brazil, Mexico, Chile,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 1: Three Sides Of The Coin

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 8: Power Of Human Capital

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 7: Deciphering The Culture

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 6: Rule Of Thumbs

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Global Entrepreneurship Drives Sushi Success In Canada

    A global mindset allows global leaders to connect the dots between markets and to recognize gaps that may exist in one region but not another. Global entrepreneurship is the ability to convert this knowledge into actual innovation that creates value for society. "A lot of what makes a successful entrepreneur...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Catering To Consumers Atop China's Pyramid

    A global recession has not quenched China's appetite for fine men's clothing. Michael Cheung, a business development manager for upscale Italian clothier Ermenegildo Zegna, says the company is performing well across China - especially in second-tier cities such as Wuhan, Chongqing and Ningbo. "Chinese retailers and customers are emerging fast,"...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Thunderbird, Fulbright And Entrepreneurship: A Powerful Combination

    A project to improve education in Mexico received the attention of scholars from all over the world March 26-29, 2010, when the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invited the author to present his enterprise at a Fulbright enrichment seminar in Rhode Island. This event allowed...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Microfinance In Developing Economies

    Around the world, there are tens of millions of enterprising poor living in structural and cultural inequality who face little hope of moving past a subsistence life-style. In 1977, and economics professor in Bangladesh, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, began a credit program called the Grameen Bank to provide capital to very...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Holding Business Professionals Accountable For Leadership Malpractice

    As the economic meltdown continues and major blue-chip companies fall into a tailspin, questioning business strategies and senior-level decision making has come into vogue once again. How could venerable companies such as Citicorp and AIG have found themselves in such dire straits? How could longstanding mainstays of the U.S. economy...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Winning The Battles That Matter Most During Recession

    Business managers caught in a recession must choose selectively where they want to win. The author says cash-strapped organizations struggling to set priorities should start by considering at least four things: Their customers, employees, cash flow and long-term vision. "Managers today must do the same or more with less, and...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Behind The Scenes With NFL, NBA And MLB Team Executives

    Chief financial officers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns all work for organizations that don't want to make a profit, they told Thunderbird students Feb. 4 at the Arizona Sports Business Panel on campus. "You take in money to put the best team on the field or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Global Mindset Secrets Of Superstar Expats

    Companies often send executives overseas on the assumption that a successful domestic track record is a good predictor of success in the global arena. Unfortunately, such assumptions often lead to painful experiences for the executive and the corporation. Global leadership is best defined as the ability to influence others who...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Henkel Grows From German Roots

    Conversation comes easily April 30 as Henkel executives from three continents gather at a Phoenix restaurant for dinner. After a weeklong leadership development program at Thunderbird, the 23 men and women are ready to say their farewells and return to their daily jobs supporting Henkel's brands and technologies all over...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Africa On The Move: Ignore Continent At Your Own Risk

    For decades African countries have been off the radar screen of many non-African corporations with global operations. Companies in the energy, mining, and other extractive sectors needing access to the continent's relatively cheap innumerable resources have been the exception to this norm. While several factors may account for the marginalization...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Beyond The Go Daddy Girl: Customer-Driven Innovation In A Connected World

    GoDaddy.com scored a marketing windfall in 2005 when Fox Network decided midgame to pull the company's racy commercial from the Super Bowl. The controversy propelled the Internet services company forward, but Go Daddy Group President and Chief Operating Officer Warren Adelman said Oct. 1 at Thunderbird that the firm's continued...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Entrepreneurs To The Rescue As Recession Swirls

    Governments around the world have spent trillions of dollars to save banks, automakers and insurance companies, but the author, calls that a mistake. Big corporations that benefit the most from the bailouts won't save the world from economic crisis, he says. The bulk of new jobs, products, services, economic stimulus...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2009

    The Power Of Optimism In A World Turned Upside Down

    Thunderbird Professor Karen Walch, Ph.D., remains optimistic about the future despite a global recession that has turned the world upside down. The cross-cultural negotiation and brain science expert says the world is on the edge of a new frontier. "The new frontier is exploring what we can do with our...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2009

    More Debt Not The Answer To Economic Downturn

    Government bailout programs designed to soften the landing of a plunging economy will only delay the inevitable, Dallas entrepreneur Scott Walker says Jan. 12 at Thunderbird. "Everything we're doing now, we're going to pay for later," says Walker, the namesake of Thunderbird's Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2008

    Private Equity's New World: 2008 Conference Highlights

    Private equity industry leaders gathered April 3-4, 2008, at Thunderbird for the fourth annual Global Private Equity Investing Conference. Susan Boedy, a 2002 Thunderbird graduate and director of the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Center, discusses conference highlights, which are featured in the November/ December 2008 issue of Thunderbird International Business

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2008

    Bankers Fail To Grasp Complexities Of Globalization

    Business leaders can no longer pretend to be working in a fragmented world, the president of Inter-American Development Bank tells Thunderbird graduates Dec. 12. "Every decision you make as a corporate executive, a government official or even as a consumer in the grocery store has a connection in the broader...

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