Archive for December, 2006

This week in The Economist

Posted: Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 @ 5:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of December 23rd 2006 – January 6th 2007. A second selection, of longer articles, from the Christmas double issue. In this week’s podcast: the art of conversation; assisted reproduction; Britain’s tabloid press; and American country music.

Research Other Countries Before Starting that Business Trip

Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2006 @ 4:59 pm in Global Business | No Comments »

If you’re going to do business with foreign people, you must understand them. All too often, we don’t understand who we’re dealing with. When we bring our own mindsets, perceptions, attitudes, values and belief systems to foreign business dealings, we often forget their values and systems are different. Additionally, our foreign counterparts may not be […]

World In 2007: the recent decline of democracy: author interview

Posted: Thursday, December 21st, 2006 @ 10:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on World In 2007: the recent decline of democracy: author interview

A discussion with Daniel Franklin, executive editor, The Economist, and editor, The World in 2007: “We have to have confidence that over time elections will tend to advance democracy and we just have to accept that there will be some reversal in the process.”

This week in The Economist

Posted: Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 @ 12:00 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on This week in The Economist

A round-up of noteworthy articles in the print edition of December 23rd 2006 – January 6th 2007. In this week’s podcast: happiness and how to measure it; the Google model for corporate software; the soaring cost of rare violins; and the death of free will.

Tech.view

Posted: Saturday, December 16th, 2006 @ 4:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tech.view

As good as it gets: Nikon’s new camera favours quality over quantity.

Art.view

Posted: Saturday, December 16th, 2006 @ 4:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Art.view

Sotheby’s in the spotlight: A great Rembrandt goes to auction.

World In 2007: global growth in 2007: author interview

Posted: Friday, December 15th, 2006 @ 8:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on World In 2007: global growth in 2007: author interview

A discussion with Robin Bew, editorial director, the Economist Intelligence Unit: “2006 has been very strong, but as we go forward I expect the balance of growth to change.”

World In 2007: difficulties facing Chinese and Indian carmakers: author interview

Posted: Friday, December 15th, 2006 @ 8:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on World In 2007: difficulties facing Chinese and Indian carmakers: author interview

A discussion with Graeme Maxton, Corporate Network director in Hong Kong, the Economist Intelligence Unit: “Chinese carmakers are the most ambitious and they had very big plans to export cars to both Europe and the U.S. in 2007, but suddenly found their technology is just not up to it.”