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Facing the Consequences in a Global Market

Author: Bob Gross

Thursday, February 05, 2015

With all the news these days about shifting currency relationships, radical oil price trends and sovereign attempts at quelling economic collapse, I’m left with one simple observation:


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Istanbul, Turkey: The Country’s Economic, Cultural and Historical Heart

Author: Ellen McMahon, EdD

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The largest city in Turkey, Istanbul is the heart of the country’s economic, cultural, and historical roots. Settled between Asia and Europe, this unique city is home to a diverse group of residents. As a country, Turkey is a member of various international organizations, such as the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which has contributed to its rapid economic growth and evolvement. As the commercial center of southeastern Europe, the Middle East and Eurasia, Turkey is becoming an increasingly important economic and diplomatic country in the region. These are some of the many reasons why we’ve selected Istanbul as Lake Forest Graduate School of Management’s next Global Focus trip destination in June 2015.

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“Think and Grow Rich” for the Modern Business Leader

Author: Manish Shah

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Journalist Napoleon Hill’s 1937 book “Think and Grow Rich” outlined what Hill’s research found to be the traits most commonly shared by the successful business leaders of his day. Hill used the skills he learned in advisory positions for powerful leaders – including US Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt – to launch a career as a motivational author, outlining the commonalities between the successful men he advised. By the time Hill died in 1970, “Think and Grow Rich” had sold over 20 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

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