Monthly Archives: July 2011

Read – Executive Book Summaries “Break from the Pack”

Everywhere, products are being commoditized, services are being imitated, and traditional barriers to market entry are collapsing.  You can’t survive on “me-too” products, services and business models, and the ever-popular “all things to all people” approach will fail you every … Continue reading

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A New Payment System – Bartercard

As business battle to get through the recession, more and more are turning to 3rd party exchange networks like Bartercard.  More than 400,000 businesses transacted US$10 billion globally in 2008.  Bartercard, the world’s largest exchange network, is leading the charge.  … Continue reading

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California – The Great State!

California is still a dream state.  In fact, the pioneering mega-state that gave us microchips, freeways, blue jeans, tax revolts, extreme sports, energy efficiency, health clubs, Google searches, Craiglist, iPhones and the Hollywood vision of success is still the cutting … Continue reading

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Obession with GDP can be Unhealthy – and Misleading

Gross Domestic Product – was never intended to gauge anything other than how much money was changing hands.  Yet we routinely use economic growth as shorthand for how well a country is doing.  Natural disasters, oil spills, car crashes, riots, … Continue reading

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India Looks for 10,000 Chinese Teachers

India plans to recruit up to 10,000 teachers from Taiwan to meet growing demand for Putonghua classes.  There is a strong demand for teachers, as about 10,000 Indian high schools offer Chinese classes, or plan to do so.  Taipei will … Continue reading

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Low Cost Portfolio Managers

The next thundering herd on Wall Street may be the ranks of low-cost portfolio managers such as Market-Riders and Folio Investing, which cater to self-directed investors like Cohen.  Sites that sell pre-packaged portfolios have atttacted more than US $3 billion … Continue reading

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An Inadequate Regulatory System

The United States must work with China and other nations within a new international regulatory framework because the current one is grossly inadequate in solving global economic problems.  The US regulatory infrastructure is outmoded, but that is nothing like the … Continue reading

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