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The International Entrepreneur – The Globalization of American High Tech

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This week I wrapped up a 3-week project researching American IT companies that expanded into international markets. Normally my clients hire me to focus on markets outside the U.S., so it was interesting to study the industry I serve. Honestly, I thought I knew all about the American IT industry. I have spent the better part […]

The International Entrepreneur – My 2015 Top International Business Blog List

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Here are some of the best international business-focused blogs I’ve read this year: Beyond Brazil Blog from Sunny Sky Solutions – editor & author: Gabriela Castro-Fontuora. Gaby has moved back from the north of England to her native Uruguay. She writes about all kinds of international trade and practice advice for doing business in Latin […]

The International Entrepreneur – Leadership in International Teams

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The American department leader stands up to give his opening remarks to the department’s new fiscal year. He confidently strides to the front of the room. His staff has been flown in from around the world to develop a sense of unity with the company headquarters and to energize the staff for the coming year’s […]

The International Entrepreneur -Following a Shifting Set of Rules

As an American coming from a culture that appreciates the structure and stability that our legal system often gives, sometimes it’s challenging to understand and accept the constant changing landscape of international business. Regulations on the local, regional and national levels can change depending on the political climate. Currencies fluctuate. Markets expectations change over time. […]

The International Entrepreneur – Leading a Multicultural Team

The International Entrepreneur – Leading a Multicultural Team As entrepreneurs, we are told that the skills and experience of our core team members determines our ability to capitalize as well as succeed in our new ventures. We are also told that it is vital to have diversity. This week’s blog is about leadership style, which […]

The International Entrepreneur – Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice around the World

The International Entrepreneur – Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice around the World The passing of American entrepreneur, Steve Jobs got me thinking about entrepreneurship as a career around the world. What are the perceived opportunities versus perceived capabilities? Do different cultures view entrepreneurship as a good career choice? What percentage of the population has intentions […]

The International Entrepreneur – How to Work with an American Employee

Recently I spoke with an American friend, Susan who survived the layoff rounds at her company to find herself now reporting to a manager in India. She is the first US-based person in her multinational company to report to an India-based boss and the experience has been a mix of positive and negative. On the […]

The International Entrepreneur: 5 Tips for Preparing Your Product for Global Markets

The International Entrepreneur: 5 Tips for Preparing Your Product for Global Markets I’m always amazed with how many companies don’t think to plan their product design around future company growth that includes global markets. The cost is huge to retrofit product size, material requirements, packaging, etc. after your product has already been created. Here are […]

The International Entrepreneur: Think you know American values?

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The International Entrepreneur: Think you know American values? I took a course last year on Cross-Cultural Management from Dr. Kang-Rae Cho at the University of Colorado Denver. It covered all the theories on cross-cultural studies from Hofstede, Trompenaars, Farmer-Richmond etc.