Posts Tagged ‘Being Global’

Top 10 reasons to study abroad

Posted: October 13, 2014 at 9:04 am, Last Updated: October 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

As we prepare for tomorrow’s official opening of Mason Global Center, I thought it would be timely to share my top 10 reasons why every college student should try to study abroad if at all possible: You will learn to appreciate what makes people around the world different You will learn to appreciate what makes people around the world the […]

Exporting talent, not a bad deal

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

In today’s El País (Spain’s leading daily), I argue that exporting management talent, entrepreneurs and professionals to other countries is not necessarily bad news for Spain.  First, it is a sign of Spain’s competitiveness in certain industries–if Spanish banks or football teams weren’t doing great, no one would pay much attention to Spanish bankers or […]

Globally minded leaders, essential to business survival

Posted: April 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

I was recently invited by CDC Development Solutions to speak at their 4th annual conference on International Corporate Volunteerism.  The question I was asked to address was: can international volunteerism help develop the skills and attitudes of successful global leadership?  The answer, based on our work “Being Global“, is a clear “yes”. The attached video […]

Join the Global Elite

Posted: April 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

My article “Join the Global Elite” with Gregory Unruh appears in the May edition of the Harvard Business Review.  It draws from our book “Being Global: How to Think, Act and Lead in a Transformed World” published by HBR last year. Our central argument is that global leaders are made, not born, and that anyone […]