Saudi Arabia Pivots toward China: The Rise of a New Global Order

What is one to make out of King Salman of Saudi Arabia recent trip to Asia? The answer is the kingdom’s worries about the economic and security impact of the inevitable shift in global geopolitics. Though, I am not surprised at this visit given the fact the kingdom is reassessing its economic and security
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Austin Business Professionals Series: Modern Dining Etiquette & Manners

How do we navigate business dining in a digital age? World Affairs Council of Austin and Sharon Schweitzer announce the Austin Business Professionals Series Inaugural Event: Business Dining Etiquette & Modern Table Manners. Modern dining manners are important in today’s corporate and social environments.
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Embrace new technologies to help transform your business for the digital age

Today, digital transformation is affecting all businesses at a more rapid pace than ever before. Now is the time to embrace new technologies to help transform your business for the digital age, or risk becoming obsolete. Blockbuster Video and Kodak are recent examples of companies which were destroyed by new
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AquAdvantage: Helpful or Harmful?

For the first time in history, a genetically engineered animal has been approved for human consumption: AquaBounty Technology’s salmon-creation, known as AquAdvantage. Its genetic makeup is comprised of components from three fish: base DNA from an Atlantic salmon; a growth gene from a Pacific Chinook salmon; and a
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10 Etiquette Tips for Hosting an Elegant Holiday Office Party

The author, Sharon Schweitzer, an expert on international business etiquette and protocol, will host an etiquette dinner in early 2017. Check back for details!   With the start of the holidays comes the joy of holiday business parties. We all know there are parties that we look forward to, while others
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How to “pre-adapt” your future and power more success

Nature has much to teach us—even about business. Did you know, for example, that when bacteria are grown alongside an antibiotic, they not only become resistant to it but also different antibiotics to which they’ve yet to be exposed? Biologists call this “pre-adaptation,” and in today’s volatile, uncertain,
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