Archive for November, 2007

brother in Russia?

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2007 @ 8:41 pm in Global Business | No Comments »

About the time the Soviet Union broke up (1992) every American of Russian heritage decided that they would trade with Russia. Of course, no one seemed to have any money to purchase products, so they offered a “barter deal” or a “consignment deal” The idea of consignment is that the US ships the goods to […]

China-bashing sounds quite familiar

Posted: Friday, November 16th, 2007 @ 2:51 pm in Global Business, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The closing of American factories and the rising trade deficit with China isn’t enough. The latest spate of recalls from Chinese toy factories has led to a new era of “China Bashing.” You may remember that a similar term, “Japan Bashing,” was used in the 1980s. Someone needed to be blamed for the high trade […]

What does the World Series mean abroad?

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2007 @ 4:33 pm in Global Business | No Comments »

The Colorado Rockies are in the World Series. It’s a time of joy for Rockies’ fans and all of Colorado. While we all can and should enjoy the celebration of our local heroes, think about how other cultures and countries might perceive our enthusiasm. Such knowledge is useful to the international negotiator, as it will […]