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Future | Economic Outlook

Global Trends: 18 Global Developments to Watch Over the Next 5 Years

By: Vikram Mansharamani
January 11th, 2018

2017 was a year marked by a series of seemingly seismic shifts, many of which disrupted the status quo. Robert Mugabe’s 37 year (mis)rule of Zimbabwe ended; sexual harassment made headlines globally, and American tax policies were reformed.  The war on corruption accelerated, with notable casualties surfacing in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and elsewhere. And the people of Kurdistan and Catalonia sought to form their own nations. While global markets powered higher, tensions rose as North Korea repeatedly tested missiles, and “Little Rocketman” and the “Dotard” waged a Twitter war.

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International Affairs & Business | Economic Outlook

Economic Trends | GEOFF COLVIN: China's Food Security Strategy & Food Costs

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 27th, 2017

GEOFF COLVIN from Fortune magazine is always out in front of the economic trends that are driving business change and competition.  This link to his piece in the latest issue is a great example - it focuses on the disruption in agriculture that could change food supplies and food costs worldwide.    The issue: there’s been wave of global consolidation in agriculture that will put roughly 50% of the commercial seed market under the control of a few giant multinationals.  ChemChina bought Syngenta, Dow Chemical is buying DuPont, and Germany’s Bayer is buying Monsanto. The impact of the changes to the competitive landscape can’t be overstated, including the national security considerations. In particular, ChemChina's purchase of Syngenta has made clear that China's food security strategy is being implemented to insulate its huge population against the kinds of food disruptions and famines the country has endured in the past.  At the same time the consolidation is being looked at very carefully by global political and economic experts .  Here's more:

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American Politics | International Affairs & Business | Leadership | Economic Outlook

Free Trade Demise? It's a worry!

By: Tony D'Amelio
August 14th, 2016

--Geoff Colvin Video-- Will Free Trade Survive Politics?

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American Politics | Future | International Affairs & Business | Economic Outlook

Global business update: global dis-integration ahead?

By: Tony D'Amelio
July 28th, 2016

Vikram Mansharamani's global business update: what you see depends on where you sit.

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Future | Innovation | Managing/Leading Change | Leadership | Economic Outlook

New Business Models for a Friction-Free Economy

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 21st, 2016

New Business Models for the Friction-Free Economy

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Future | Speaking Industry | Economic Outlook

Saudi Arabia on the Brink

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 28th, 2016

-Vikram Mansharamani- Saudi Arabia Navigating an Uncertain Future

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Event Ideas | Future | Speaking Industry | Economic Outlook

Global Trends: A Consumption Boom is Underway

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 25th, 2016

A Look at Global Trends -- Future of Food, Economy, Energy, China, Healthcare, Global Consumption & more

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Economic Outlook

Economic Uncertainty - 2 Great Speakers Help Navigate

By: Tony D'Amelio
February 11th, 2016

Geoff Colvin & Vikram Mansharamani Navigating Economic Uncertainty

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