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Inspiration

Paula Scher on Design

Paula Scher was the 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner for Communication Design. Hear her speak about her first encounter with graphic design, her inspirations, and the unexpected longevity of her images […]

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Innovation Readings

Watch William Ury’s ‘The walk from “no” to “yes” ‘ talk at TED

William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East. (Filmed at TEDxMidWest.) […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Watch Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat 3.0” talk at MIT OpenCourseWare

Back in 2000, Tom Friedman recounts, the world began to shrink and flatten, under the influence of digital interconnectivity. Elaborating on his World is Flat thesis, Friedman describes how this new global order puts creative, entrepreneurial individuals in the driver’s seat, and poses distinct new challenges and opportunities. The digital platform that connects Bangalore, Boston and Beijing enables users from any of these places to “plug, play, compete, connect and collaborate,” and is changing everything, says Friedman […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Consumer Behavior in Brazil & China: US to increase the number of tourist visas

The United States should increase the capacity to process visas for Brazil and China by 40% over the next 12 months, ordered President Barack Obama recently, as part of a stimulus package for tourism for their country, announced in Disney World in Florida […]

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Economics Trend Watching

White House releases fact sheet on The United States-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue

The White House has disclosed the details on the US-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialog during Obama’s recent trip to Brazil […]

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Economics Innovation

Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Obama pushes for energy jobs

US President Obama says America can generate more jobs by investing less on foreign oil […]

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China Information Technology

Internet in China: Watch the complete video of Obama’s town hall meeting in Shanghai

For those who couldn’t access the short clip of Barack Obama’s Q&A in Shanghai with Chinese college students, a video of the town hall meeting (November 16th, 2009 12:45 pm local Shanghai time) provided by the White House it can be seen below […]

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China Information Technology

Internet in China: Obama says “Internet assists free flow of information”

During his visit to China, U.S. President Barrack Obama said in Shanghai that Internet has an enormous power in assisting information dissemination, and he personally has benefited from Internet […]