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The International Entrepreneur – Keeping America’s Global Competitiveness

This week I am focusing on globalization at a national level. To be honest, I am concerned about my country’s sustained ability to globally compete. That probably sounds a bit drastic given that I live in the United States and we have the largest economy of the world. The U.S. is home to top universities […]

The International Entrepreneur – Are Foreign Investors the Right Option for Tech Firm Growth?

This past week I developed an itinerary for a Chinese investor’s trip to the U.S. that will take place later this summer. “Helen” is someone I met five years ago in Beijing. She and her investment firm have been highly successful in China working with technology firms spinning off from Chinese state-run enterprises. Helen’s trip […]

The International Entrepreneur- Balancing Market Opportunities in China with IP Piracy Risks

I wish this wasn’t a common tale: an American company goes to their first international industry trade show and meets Chinese companies offering to represent their products in the Chinese market. For many industries, China’s large and growing market is a tempting one. And setting up distributorships may seem like an obvious first step. Wrong. […]

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips from France: an Interview with Omar-Pierre Soubra

This week’s business cultural interview takes us to France! Omar-Pierre Soubra shares his insights on how to navigate parts of French culture. What do you see as unique cultural characteristics of France’s culture that are reflected in France’s business culture? I will sound obvious by saying “French food”! You can talk to any French businessman […]

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on Sudan: An Interview with Sudanese native Tajelsir Almutkassi

This week’s cultural tips on Sudan come to us from international business expert, Tajelsir Almutkassi. Taj originally is from Sudan’s capital of Khartoum. Taj has an American MBA and specializes in marketing. While Taj has worked in various parts of the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, he currently works and lives in Denver, Colorado, USA. […]