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November 22, 2013

Is e-commerce good for all small businesses?

There’s a saying in business that goes something like: “Not all business is good business.”And the same is true for e-commerce.  While e-commerce is now the largest driving force in the global economy, it comes with warning signs.Asia might have the most e-commerce “ready” markets in the world – China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore all rank in the top 10 biggest market opportunities– but scratch the surface and securing a foothold in these markets is not easy.

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October 22, 2013

[Video] I am FedEx: Classical dance from India

I don't just love dance - I respect dance. It allows someone to keep their body and mind free and fresh without focusing time on gym, diet and so on. When I go for dance class I really forget what the rest of the world is doing. It's just simply tap your feet and move your body as the music goes. Dance helps to make your mind fresh; after performing one feels so relaxed from deep inside.

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October 4, 2013

Trade, FedEx & the APEC CEO Summit

When you consider that China today exports 11.1% of world trade, or that Indonesia’s e-commerce trade grew 71% in 2013alone, it’s easy to see why Asia’s growth is increasingly felt worldwide.  Yet trade expansion does not happen without smart policy. And that’s really the story behind why FedEx is supporting this week’s APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

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September 17, 2013

Creating Access for Growth

On a recent trip abroad, I saw beautiful furniture pieces that stood out for the precision of their construction. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were made in Cebu, Philippines. Cebu is a region full of skilled craftsmen whose works are now being appreciated in houses worldwide. 

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September 13, 2013

Ethics in Action

When we think about “business leadership”, the first words that often spring to mind are “vision” or “innovation”.Seldom do the words “ethics” or “ethical” automatically top the list. But they must.Just as the world is changing, so too is our notion of leadership. And it’s exactly the characteristics that we most value in human beings – respect, responsibility, integrity or compassion – that must become intrinsically connected with leadership.  

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August 23, 2013

Generation Global: Today’s teenagers, tomorrow’s entrepreneurs?

Forget Gen Y or Gen Z. There’s now only Generation Global.This week, 54 of Asia’s best and brightest students landed in Hong Kong for the 7th FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge here in Asia. Yet while these students, from nine different countries across Asia, might be far from home, what stands out for me is that the concept of “home” is not what it used to be.

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November 11, 2011

Strengthening the Global Economy Through International Trade: The APEC CEO Summit

This weekend, I am joining several colleagues at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii. Each year, business and government leaders from across the region come together to discuss policies, opportunities and developments that impact the region’s economies and international trade. FedEx has long been a supporter of the organization and this year we are especially proud that Michael L.

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October 3, 2011

First hand benefits of free trade (originally published on TheHill.com)

Take a look at what FedEx Express EVP and Chief Op Officer Mike Ducker had to say about the first-hand hand benefits of free trade. NOTE: Originally published on The Hill on September 14, 2011.As Washington approaches job creation with singular focus this week, they’d do well to begin by passing three stalled trade agreements that are at the heart of U.S. economic growth and employment.

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