By Tim Harcourt*
Brazil and Australia are two great southern lands that are vast, diverse and for their founders, considered to be far, far way. And for many years out of sight meant (hopefully and maybe even by design) out of mind.
One land Australia was settled as a gaol, a great public private sector partnership (ppp) but it really became three societies, the gaoled, their gaolers and the dispossessed local indigenous populations.
Somehow, despite these humble beginning and tensions, the society did get on thanks to great natural resources, wheat, wool and a gold rush or two,...
George Mason MBA program student in Brazil
Students in an MBA programs in Washington DC and Virginia likely will hear many reports of the growth potential for business opportunities in Brazil, among other fast growing economies. They would be correct to be optimistic, but won’t acquire all of the tools they need in their business school curriculum. They need to experience first-hand the countries in which they are interested.
In George Mason’s global residency, one of the key takeaways for me was that American businesses need to appreciate that not all...
When London bid to host the 2012 Olympics, the city’s ambition was not only to stage the world’s biggest-ever sporting event, but also to hold the first truly ‘sustainable’ Games. Some of the UK’s leading engineers, architects, contractors and property professionals have helped make the vision of the greenest games ever a reality. In order...
PARACHUTING from the edge of space, commemorating the RMS Titanic and social media highs are just some of the amazing travel moments that have taken place in 2012. Many of these have been covered on Visited Planet / Travel Wire Asia this year. Let’s take a look back at the year in travel. January –...
By Tim Harcourt*
LONDON (AP) — A court has delayed sentencing a British man who admitted spying on members of the Chinese Olympic swimming team in a women’s changing room. Declan Crosbie is accused of peering over the top of cubicles as members of the team were getting changed at a sports center where they were training in...
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