Noticeably Different

At any given time, one of Jonathan Fink’s clients may be making a business faux pas. In fact, a company he’s working with right now has already chalked up four or five of them, Fink says. But, he adds, that’s not at all unusual. More


The global economy is recovering from the recession more slowly than anyone would like. Surprisingly, the world’s emerging economies appear to be on a faster track to recovery than the already industrialized, wealthier nations. That’s true, at least, when looking at macroeconomic indicators such as growth of gross domestic product (GDP), which is the accepted way of measuring a recession. More


When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, I worked as an agricultural extension agent for the Filipino government on a remote island. When I first arrived, the people of Yook were traditional farmers with the traditional problems of malnutrition, disease, and low crop yield. The village had no electricity or running water. More


Businesses need to continually reevaluate the structure and effectiveness of their internal controls. Dealerships are especially vulnerable to occupational fraud, because millions of dollars flow through their accounts on a monthly basis. More


International Interest

The global recession demonstrated how entwined the world’s economies have become. Instability in one region inevitably affects markets in another. The push for international cooperation and collaboration is more important than ever, but the challenges of doing business globally—from cultural and language barriers to information security risks and international financial standards—are daunting.



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