Category Archives: Special Issues

US Federal Reserve Report – Discussion on the Tokenization Landscape for Mobile Payments in USA

The Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) convened a meeting on June 2-3, 2014 to discuss several industry tokenization initiatives being developed for digital and mobile retail payments. The key objectives of the meeting were to: (1) generate an overview of the different industry tokenization initiatives under development (ASC X9, EMVCo, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), The

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Tax Foundation Report – International Tax Competitiveness Index (2014)

Taxes are a crucial component of a country’s international competitiveness. In today’s globalized economy, the structure of a country’s tax code is an important factor for businesses when they decide where to invest. No longer can a country tax business investment and activity at a high rate without adversely affecting its economic performance. In recent years, many countries have recognized

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Fenwick Report on ABC v. Aereo What the Supreme Court Decided – And What It Did Not

On June 25, 2014, a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court held that Aereo’s service that allows customers to view over-the-air TV broadcasts via the internet violated the public performance right under the Copyright Act. Applying what the dissent characterized as “an improvised standard (‘looks-like-cable-TV’),” the majority held that Aereo infringed copyrights owned by television networks. The Court was extraordinarily

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Why is an exit strategy important for entrepreneurs?

Harvesting from Your Venture’s Value This Article supports our belief that having a harvest goal in mind and creating an exit strategy to achieve it are what separate successful entrepreneurs from the rest. Clearly, the main objective of professional entrepreneurs is to create economic value. It is unfortunate that little attention in the entrepreneurial world has been given to exiting a business

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Global Entrepreneurship Program – Creating Your Exit Strategy and Exit Goals

FREE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM Do you want to learn more about entrepreneurship and starting a business? We have the world’s first online global entrepreneurship program. Now it’s simple and easy to take online courses created and led by renowned experts in the field of entrepreneurship. VALUE DRIVER #10 CREATING YOUR EXIT STRATEGY AND EXIT GOALS LEARNING OBJECTIVES: – We define

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Why is Pinterest Valued At $5 Billion with Zero Revenue?

Pinterest has just exceeded its own already sky high valuation, which already couldn’t be justified by any traditional financial valuation metrics like revenue multiples. A multiple of zero is still zero. Investors have simply just paid an even higher multiple of zero for a stake in Pinterest. But Pinterest’s $5 Billion valuation in its new funding round is rational and

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Global Entrepreneurship Program – Discussions of the High-Tech Revolution

FREE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM Do you want to learn more about entrepreneurship and starting a business? We have the world’s first online global entrepreneurship program. Now it’s simple and easy to take online courses created and led by renowned experts in the field of entrepreneurship. DISCUSSIONS OF THE HIGH-TECH REVOLUTION LEARNING OBJECTIVES: – We explain the long-waves of modern technology

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What is a corporate social responsibility audit?

Is your company a good global citizen? Does your company “walk-the-talk?” How do you know? Do you want to “unleash” the social entrepreneurs at your work? This audit will help you measure your company’s actual social performance against the social objectives it has set for itself. Many successful companies have become world-renowned for incorporating social causes and social initiatives into

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What are the challenges to managing a global business?

Developing organization and human resource strategies across multiple borders should not simply be a matter of adapting a domestic model to accommodate changes in distance and global scale. Starting with a global mindset discussed earlier, you will have to develop a fresh perspective in order to take into consideration the unique challenges of doing business globally. Human Resource Management Issues

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