China Needs a New Generation of Dreamers (and New Dreams)

Harvard Business Review

in 1999 with the dream of: “changing people’s lives with science and technology” — and then he delivered this in a big way, becoming probably the richest person in China, and the only Chinese member of Forbes ’ “top 12 most powerful entrepreneurs for 2013”. .

Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It

Skip Prichard

And even when we’re connected, we’re often dazed and confused: with more than six billion smartphones projected worldwide by 2020, we’ve succeeded in creating an environment in which we and our employees can, if we want, work 24/7, checking our phones as many as 150 times per day.

Funders Can Give More than Money

Harvard Business Review

A forecast issued late in the year by The Chronicle on Philanthropy projected their collective growth at just 1 percent. In 2012 the world's problems grew more complex, but America's top 400 charities saw very little growth in their resources to address them. The outlook is only marginally better for endowments , with returns on their invested capital hovering around 5 percent—as they did in 2011.

What to Know About Doing Business in Iran

Harvard Business Review

Compared to most oil-rich countries in the Middle East, Iran has a diversified economy, its tourism sector is on the verge of a major windfall, and threats to its political stability are in decline. sanctions are delaying these projects being financed.

Why Greece and Cyprus May Be Better Off Without the Euro

Harvard Business Review

in 2013; and by an estimated 2.8% An alternate way forward may be to use higher government spending to assist vulnerable people, to lend to business, and to execute projects that inject money into the economy. The battles may be over, but the war is just beginning.

What You Might Not Know About the Cuban Economy

Harvard Business Review

Cuba projects a population of 10.8 It has tourism—beach and sun and one of the communist world’s last Jurassic political systems—but the real asset is the brains of its people. In 2013 in U.S.