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Expansionism: Erasing the Man-Made Lines That Divide Us (105 Comments)
Expansionism and the pursuit of an "Imagine-Nation" (AKA Erasing the Man-Made Lines That Divide Us)
Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:11:43 PM EDT

The Winners Creed - "I Can. I Will. End of Story" ( Comments)
Characteristics in people that would have others describe them as; fearless, creative, charismatic, tireless, unwavering, committed, instinctive, passionate, innovative, having integrity, etc., are simply just not easy to teach. In many cases, you either
Saturday December 26, 2015 5:50:17 PM EDT

A Holiday Wish from Our Founder James Vena ( Comments)
As we embark upon the 2015/2016 Holiday Season, please know that my first wish is that this message finds you and your loved ones in the very best of health and happiness. I genuinely hope that this past year has provided you with "enough" ....
Sunday November 22, 2015 4:45:10 PM EDT

Innovate to Raise Hell, Articulate to Raise Capital, Understand Business Valuation ( Comments)
Nowadays, the majority of business owners that are reaching out to me for help with the development of their company (or start up venture) seem to think that the first step of the process is to secure capital from investors. Wrong!
Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:35:01 AM EDT

Make 2015 The Year of Expansionism ( Comments)
Please allow me to take a moment away from business to ask a favor. Simply put, I need your help in promoting my vision of "EXPANSIONISM" globally, and into every corner of the world. during 2015
Saturday December 20, 2014 11:23:12 AM EDT

My Christmas Wish ( Comments)
My Holiday wish and message of peace, hope and prosperity for the coming New Year.
Monday December 1, 2014 11:13:04 PM EDT

Reconsidering China: An Essay by James Vena ( Comments)
From a recent post re: China's Headwinds may now be manifesting into more than just "Growing Pains"
Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:36:22 PM EDT

Keeping the Promise of A New Colossus ( Comments)
The framers may have cast the foundation for "America", but it is her immigrants that wove the fabric and kept her nourished to become what "America" now represents to the rest of the world.
Wednesday July 24, 2013 8:03:37 AM EDT

The Art of Globalization (updated) ( Comments)
Growth via export sales and international development is no longer an option for CEO's and business owners seeking sustainable growth. Globalization is now a matter of corporate survival.
Monday April 22, 2013 6:59:45 PM EDT

The Entrepreneurs Edge - Understanding Your Inner Entrepreneur ( Comments)
Knowing yourself and understanding your "Inner Entrepreneur" (or lack of), may be more important than your vision and even the business model itself. Do you have the 'Edge"? Read and learn more.
Tuesday February 26, 2013 12:31:31 PM EDT

A Holiday Message and New Year's Wish ( Comments)
In light of the horrific global events we witnessed this past year, it is easy to understand the negativity shared by a planet of citizens that feel helpless to make change possible. I elect to share lessons in optimism to offer prospects of change.
Friday November 30, 2012 8:23:00 AM EDT

The Invisible Collateral Damages of Breast Cancer ( Comments)
My wish for the awareness of breast cancer to extend globally, all year round and with some focus on the children and families of its victims.
Wednesday September 26, 2012 10:46:51 PM EDT

Knowing International Business Cultures is Key to Your Global Success ( Comments)
This week I continue to discuss the impact, positive and negative, of taking the trouble and time to learn about other business cultures – or not.
Sunday July 1, 2012 6:34:20 AM EDT

China's Headwinds ( Comments)
Lots of chatter these days about China¡¯s revised growth forecasts, China¡¯s military investments and China¡¯s investment and currency plans. Here is my view of the headwinds, some are rather obvious, some are not.
Wednesday March 7, 2012 7:39:33 PM EDT

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama ( Comments)
I recently posted the following on a White House blog as a result of the most recent State of the Union Address
Saturday January 21, 2012 6:48:02 PM EDT

US Manufacturers should stop whining, and start competing for export market share. (6098 Comments)
The political rhetoric in the US seems to be amped up, as US politicians try to divert attention from their own self serving causes and general ineptness, as they wrongfully cast blame on global markets and ring the bell for protectionism. Bad Idea!
Tuesday November 22, 2011 5:32:00 PM EDT

China Bashing and the US Presidential Campaign ( Comments)
After reading an interesting Op - ed that appeared in the China Daily on 10/21/2011, I was compelled to post this with some of the excerpts, as it brings to light what the world is thinking as it relates to the 2012 US Presidential campaign.
Sunday October 30, 2011 10:49:11 AM EDT

Entrepreneurs:Born or Made? ( Comments)
It Seems to me that there is an ongoing struggle for business leaders to determine which is more valuable to have on staff, an MBA or an Entrepreneur. Here is why I choose entrepreneurs.
Sunday October 30, 2011 10:31:15 AM EDT

Has Globalization Created the Need for Cultural Understanding? ( Comments)
It seems like just a short time ago we lived in a world which contact with other cultures was incidental and peripheral. Things have changed, and globalization is here to stay. How do embrace it? It all starts with cultural understanding.
Friday October 7, 2011 7:32:24 AM EDT

As power shifts to China, US and Europe worry, without reason. ( Comments)
What is getting my "dander" up these days, is the gibberish that I am now reading, all over the internet about the threat of a third World War or economic armageddon as China is preparing to take over the world. ..
Tuesday August 23, 2011 9:06:20 AM EDT

Free Trade vs. Protectionism: A choice of World Peace or Global Conflict? ( Comments)
Will common sense and diplomacy result in free trade, jobs and a more peaceful global environment where we all understand how intertwined we are? The crisis of 1929 unleashed inter-imperialist trade conflicts ....
Friday June 10, 2011 10:19:24 AM EDT

Can China slow down it's economy without creating civil unrest? ( Comments)
The news today Feb. 8th 2011 is that China raised rates with inflation on the rise. No surprise here! I have been worried about this since the summer of 2010.
Tuesday February 8, 2011 7:55:43 AM EDT

40 plus years later and the US is still looking for Joe D'! ( Comments)
My thoughts after hearing too many people lamenting about "the good old days" while affixing labels on themselves,their leaders, and thier advesaries in an attempt to cast blame on the ailing US economy. Blame, Apathy & Arrogance is not helping.
Saturday December 11, 2010 12:11:24 PM EDT

US - China relations complicated by increased internal pressures. (5566 Comments)
Tensions between the US and China relative to trade and currency disputes are escalating and some new challenges have entered the equation for both sides.
Monday November 29, 2010 9:57:17 AM EDT

In Trade & Currency Wars -Two Wrongs Never Make Anything Right ( Comments)
While the US Government pressures China to allow faster currency appreciation in a desperate attempt to narrow trade imbalances, it seems that this is nothing more than a threat to trigger protectionism and further impede the global economic recovery.
Thursday November 11, 2010 9:24:03 AM EDT

A Lost Decade for US Manufacturer's and the US Working Class (Orig. Posted Oct. 2010) (17 Comments)
The US working and middle class have now suffered through a long and "lost decade" as the transfer of wealth from Main St. to Wall St. has been staggering. The global effects that this may cause, can turn out to be equally staggering. Here is why.....
Wednesday October 27, 2010 9:45:17 AM EDT

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