Featured Global Business Articles


How Cities Should Prepare for Artificial Intelligence

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How cities deal with AI-related changes will determine which ones will thrive in the future.


Three Lessons From Germany’s Platform Economy

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Platform markets are suddenly all the rage with B2B companies. And for good reason.


What Tech Pioneers Can Learn From Emerging Markets

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Developing-world entrepreneurs need to build networks that compensate for weak public institutions.


The World in 2030: Nine Megatrends to Watch

Nine fast-moving megatrends are shaping where our world will be in 11 years. From demographics to urbanization to the big one — climate change — and more, the directions we’re heading and choices we make in the next decade will have enormous impacts on our careers, businesses, and lives.

The Dark Side of Connectivity

Casting the Dark Web in a New Light

Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency, sophistication, and impact. Defending against them requires a new perspective on the attacks and the attackers. By applying a value chain lens to the problem, we can better understand the dark web as an ecosystem in which well-orchestrated attacks are assembled by entrepreneurs and supported by well-organized service offerings. This casts new light on the dark web and suggests more effective and proactive responses to cyberattacks.

Is Your Company Ready for a Cyberattack?

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Increasingly, military-inspired exercises are becoming standard elements of corporate risk mitigation and resiliency efforts. They include tabletop exercises,” designed to help executives envision how they would handle different risk scenarios; “red team exercises,” designed to ferret out weaknesses through contained attacks conducted internally to see how cybersecurity teams respond; and engaging ethical hackers to test the organization’s cybersecurity defenses.


Reevaluating the Global Marketplace

Revisiting the Logic of Being Global

For many companies, the headaches of being global are intensifying, The Economist says. In most sectors domestic peer companies are growing faster than multinationals.


The Global Talent Conundrum

The Plight of the Graying Tech Worker

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March 28, 2019 | William R. Kerr

High-skilled immigration is dramatically transforming the tech sector in the United States. U.S. tech workers over age 40 have good reasons to be concerned. In addition to competing with greater numbers of skilled foreign workers, older tech workers are now also more likely than younger workers to lose their jobs when technical work moves overseas.

The Evolution of China’s Tech Economy


Where China Is Leading the Mobility Revolution

China is taking the lead on developing new technology focused on mobility.

Artificial Intelligence, Global Technology Development

Global Competition With AI in Business: How China Differs

AI’s largest and most enduring contributions will be in non-technology sectors, and many of them will come from China.


Understanding China’s Next Wave of Innovation

Thousands of emerging innovators in China pose a threat to established multinationals.


Competing in a Global Arena

How to Compete Against the New Breed of National Champions

While the threat of national champions is nothing new, their essential character has substantially changed, and the competitive advantage of national champions in the global marketplace has become more pronounced. Today’s national champions are much more sophisticated, competing in more industries, and harder to spot than ever before. As a result, Western companies need a new strategic guide for competing against them.

Why High-Tech Commoditization Is Accelerating

Technology-intensive product manufacturers, automakers, or white goods makers used to be able to capitalize on their longstanding engineering and design leadership to cement their positions. But that’s no longer the case. Today, young upstarts in many product segments, especially from China, can develop world-class design and production capabilities in a short period of time. In some cases, they are closing gaps with long-established incumbents and becoming market leaders within a decade.