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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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Innovation | International Affairs & Business | Managing/Leading Change

Succeeding in Disruptive Times: Top Business Speakers on Digital Business Transformation

By: Tony D'Amelio
October 6th, 2016

Talking about business disruption is almost becoming a cliché. Upheaval is so prevalent that it’s become the norm. The bigger issue is how to find solid expertise to help you and your organization successfully navigate the different forms of disruption.

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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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Innovation | International Affairs & Business | Managing/Leading Change

Innovation Model - Maverick Rules at Lego

By: Tony D'Amelio
July 26th, 2016

  Polly LaBarre - a new innovation model helps Lego innovate like an insurgent

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American Politics | Future | International Affairs & Business

Brexit Update - Speakers on Political & Business Impact

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 27th, 2016

--The Dis-integration of Global Business?-- Brexit Update: the Political & Business Impact

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American Politics | International Affairs & Business

Political Uncertainty Unsettles Business

By: Tony D'Amelio
May 12th, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

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American Politics | International Affairs & Business | Speaking Industry

Beyond the News Anchor Desk - Katty Kay

By: Tony D'Amelio
April 26th, 2016

-Katty Kay- On the Air and at Events

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