In a globalised world characterised by its speed and complexity, the learning needs of executives change rapidly. To keep the show on the road, let alone actually expand into new markets and launch new products or services, managers need to hone their agility and creativity.
There was a 12-fold expansion in international trade between 1950 and 2010. However, the trend has changed markedly since the 2008 crisis. Rising populism and US policy has thrown our economic future into doubt, says Laza Kekic.
An FT corporate learning panel discussed three aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency: his temperament, his policies and his durability. Seven key insights emerged that might help executives frame their understanding of the new US administration and its impact on the international business environment.
How will Brexit affect the UK’s long-term growth prospects? Many key growth drivers will be unaffected by leaving the single market; the disadvantages of doing so may be exaggerated while significant advantages may have been overlooked. This long-term growth model suggests a more optimistic outlook for the UK economy.
At a recent FT|IE Corporate Learning Alliance breakfast meeting, FT editors and PwC partners discussed the changing global trade environment and what this means for business. Here are eight key learning insights from the meeting.
Geopolitical risk analysis, done right, is a laborious task. But it forms the basis of sound risk management. Your goal is not to analyse the state of the world, but to help the board determine what business trade-offs they may need to make to keep their value chain both profitable and robust.