Beads4Dreams: Little Bit of Global in Each of Us

Guest Blogger Susan Cannarella, an American shares her story on how she started a small non-profit making and selling jewelry made from paper beads handcrafted by women in Uganda as a means to support their families. All proceeds from the sale of this jewelry go to Kiwoko Hospital in Luwero, Uganda to benefit their HIV/AIDs program for children in the community. There’s a little bit of global in each and every one of us.

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MBA Programs Must Deliver Grads Ready for Global Careers or Lose Out to Competition

Originally appeared on Huffington Post on Feb. 15. Although business schools aspire to deliver global MBAs to students, it seems the vast majority are falling short in actual achievement. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) released a report last week titled “The Globalization of Managements Education: Changing International Structures, Adaptive Strategies, and […]

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Hero: Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia Tops Off My Reading List

I love to read — have for as long as I can remember.  And although I spend a lot of time combing newspapers, periodicals and blogs, nothing beats a great book to  put things in perspective — to give me reason to pause and think.  Since many people ask me and so many others “what […]

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China’s New World Order

In their recent meetings, Obama and Jintao discussed China’s ‘new world order, in which [China]’s needs come first.’ Robert J. Samuelson of the Washington Post reports on the disputes between China and the US involving trade, subsidies, international businesses, and technology.

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The Rise of the New Global Elite

In this month’s Atlantic, Chrystia Freeland argues that the revolution in information technology and the liberalization of global trade has created a new global elite. Although individual nations have provided their own contributions to income inequality – financial deregulation and upper-bracket tax cuts in the United States, insider privatization in Russia, rent-seeking in regulated industries in India and Mexico – everything flows much more freely on a global scale these days.

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First Learn Spanish and Then Study Chinese.

Great piece by Nicholas Kristof on the importance of learning Spanish first, as Americans. Not only is our school system set up to learn Spanish, it can be a much easier language to learn, practice and apply in real-life, be it for a career or simply travel to our neighbors in the south who are growing in importance.

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To Bee or Not to Bee: Geography Has the Questions (and the Answers)

The National Geography Bee offers a fun yet competitive way to learn about the world through geography.

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Report from the Field: One Asia Momentum – Full-Speed Ahead

By Diane Gulyas, guest blogger I recently returned from The World Knowledge Forum – a sort of Asian Davos with a heavy Korean flair – held in Seoul every year.  This Forum is no small meeting with 2,000 attendees and 200 international speakers with such high-fliers as former Prime Minister Tony Blair, innovative business leader Richard Branson, CEO […]

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Best Countries for Jobs Next Year

Manpower’s results of its survey include these top 5: India, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Turkey

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