Commerce with China is a Two-Way Street, Even for Small U.S. Businesses

Discover How to Become a Successful Exporter

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When most Americans think of doing business with China, they think of outsourcing American manufacturing jobs. But that’s not the big opportunity according to Mark Matsumoto. “Why buy from China when you can sell to China?”

Beagle_ChinaPendulum (2)Many small and mid-size businesses today are making jumbo profits by exporting products and services to China and other Asian Pacific markets. Thanks to modern technology, it’s easier than you might think. According to Matsumoto, who has been doing it for 25 years, all you need is a smart phone and some common sense. 

You can buy his book – Exporting in the Connected World – or you can hear it straight from the expert himself as Matsumoto is interviewed on this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio by host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

p.s. Do you remember when Roy H. Williams, the Wizard, and his co-author Michael Drew, talked about this very topic in their prescient 2012 bestseller, Pendulum?

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Posted: January 25, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 56 seconds

The Fine Art of Inspiring Creativity: Survey Results No One Expected

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Gerlach, Founder iQudo

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Robert Gerlach, a global expert on organizational creativity, has taught companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and BASF the fine art of inspiring creativity.

Robert_GerlachBased in Stuttgart, Germany, Robert’s company – iQudo, recently conducted a landmark survey in the U.S. to discover the secret ingredients of company-wide creativity. The results were not what anyone expected.

This week on Monday Morning Radio with reputation coach and host Dean Rotbart, Robert offers some of his best tips on how to inspire your business to be more creative.

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Posted: January 18, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 39 seconds

What Global Trends Portend for Your Business in 2016

Exclusive Insights from the Highly Regarded Stratfor Annual Forecast

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Each year, Stratfor – which is based not far from the Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas – issues its much-anticipated predictions sim_tackfor what we can expect in the coming year on a geopolitical front – and how developments in areas such as the Middle East, Russia, and China will affect global economics. That includes the impact on commodity prices, the value of the U.S. dollar in global markets, and consumer consumption. 

By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, Stratfor gives its clients a strategic advantage as they strive to be better prepared to seize opportunities and avoid risks.

This week’s guest on Monday Morning Radio is Sim Tack, Stratfor’s director of analytical support. While the battlefields in Syria and Iraq, and the general political stability in Africa may feel like they are light years removed from the day-to-day concerns of most American business owners and entrepreneurs, they are anything but.

As Sim explains to host and noted reputation coach Dean Rotbart, in our increasingly connected world economy, what’s happening a world away from Main Street USA will impact every one of us in 2016.

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Posted: January 4, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 56 seconds