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August 5, 2013

Transformation: A Prescription for Growth

When I arrived at FedEx 14 years ago, the term “smartphone” was never used.  Social media was virtually unknown, and you often had to wait until a developer handed you an envelope of prints to know what your vacation photos looked like.

July 23, 2013

Quality Vs. Quantity: Why Emerging Markets Must Concentrate on Sustainable Growth

As Brazil prepares to host two premier sporting events, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, some predict that the country will invest more than $60 billion USD in public works projects ranging from road expansions to the improvement of telecommunications networks.  The infrastructure upgrades are not only necessary to accommodate the enormous amount of visitors these sporting events will bring to Brazil,  but al

June 28, 2013

The Economy of Health Care: Why Breakthroughs in Medicine Create Growing Demand

How old is the oldest person you know personally?  80?  90?  100? These numbers are well within reach given today’s life expectancy.  Had I asked the same question in 1913 instead of 2013, the answers may have been more like 50 or 55.  The average life expectancy continues to rise, and with it, new trends in the global health care industry.

May 8, 2013

Housing Market Recovery Improves Consumer Confidence

The “American Dream” is defined by the idea that the harder you work, the greater your chance for prosperity and success—a solid education, a steady job and that home with a white picket fence. For so long, your house was not only a symbol of what you had accomplished, but also considered a safe and profitable investment because over time its value would appreciate.

March 25, 2013

Fueling Jobs: How to Grow in the Next Decade

The research and analysis firm Gallup ties the behavioral economics of prosperity to include your career, social life, financial success, physical health and community well-being—and all of those categories are tied to your job.

February 18, 2013

Glocalization: A New Word for a New Reality

Key in the word "glocalization," and your computer may warn you that you've misspelled something. Say "glocalization" out loud, and you'll see confusion from colleagues who are certain you meant to say "globalization." "Glocalization" may be a little known term right now, but awareness of it is growing.