I keep a running list of blog topics for a rainy day, but none of these ideas seemed to fit the sentiment of the current news. As normal I was inspired during a networking meeting with a new acquaintance, a Marketing type.
He helped me pause to reflect on one of the two books I am now reading: The Great Bridge by David McCullough. I was then able to generate self-enthusiasm for business development in a global marketplace. The Brooklyn Bridge was built during the tumultuous time of Tammany Hall in NYC. The two main characters are the architect-John Roebling and the Chief Engineer, his son, Washington Roebling. These men took on this project in a period in our history called the Age of Optimism.
How do we continue to build bridges of export optimism in the midst of a strong $US, growing protectionism and what seems to be a focus on short term results? I’d like to review the basics of successful export business models. Be a responsible exporter:
As a mentor of mine once said it’s the soft stuff that’s the hard stuff. Take a step every day to improve performance in these 6 areas and you will be wildly rewarded.
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