What is the best springboard to Asia? Many companies don’t bother to debate this question. This is one of the biggest strategic decisions a firm can make, and it’s often made quickly, blindly and influenced entirely by emotion. Firms often choose countries on the basis of these variables: Someone in the company may have experience […]
Archive for October, 2006
A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 28th – November 4th 2006. In this week’s podcast: Iraq and America; Britain’s white underclass; the future of videogames; and an obituary of Eric Newby, travel writer and fashion buyer.
A discussion with Sophie Pedder, Paris Bureau Chief of The Economist: “There is nothing inevitable about decline in France. There is a sense sometimes elsewhere that this is just the way the French are… that they are conservative and resistant to change. That is actually nonsense.”
A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 21st – 28th 2006. In this week’s podcast: how Asia will shop while America drops; Saudi Arabia’s uneasy crown of petrodollars; North Korea’s food shortage; and how listening to this podcast may help your brain.
A discussion with Tom Standage, Business Editor of The Economist: “The industry would like us to go to this information nirvana where we buy everything from one company. But I don’t think it’s going to be quite as simple as that.”
A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 14th – 21st 2006. In this week’s podcast: the approaching disaster for America’s Republican Party; dealing with a nuclear North Korea; why Google bought YouTube; and the murder of Anna Politkovskaya.
A discussion with Brooke Unger, Sao Paulo correspondent of The Economist: “The elite in Sao Paulo are passionately against Lula. This is from a combination of things… partly because the corruption that the Workers’ Party engaged in is more widely known in Sao Paulo… and partly there remains a class prejudice against Lula, who comes from a very humble background. There is a feeling among paulistanos that he is not worthy to represent Brazil.”
A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of October 7th – 13th 2006. In this week’s podcast: North Korea’s nuclear threat; a squeeze on internet gambling; the problems at Airbus; and America, a “Dangerous Nation”.