Global trade is the rising tide that lifts all boats.
It’s become something of an accepted truth. We need a knowledge and awareness of the global marketplace if we are to be successful in business today. Why is that?
It’s hard to ignore the patriotic “us versus them” wave spreading across Western nations, including the US. And it has come on the heels of exponential growth in technologies such as artificial intelligence, or AI, and big data analytics that are making real-time changes in the way the world’s regions do business with one another.
The regulatory framework in which a company must operate is well defined in the United States, but that is not always the case in other countries where US companies do business.
A solid grasp of finance is important for any business leader, but issues can grow more complicated in international business dealings, with multiple factors in play that vary from country to country.
Walt Conn spends a lot of time on airplanes. The 1985 Harbert accounting alumnus is Global Chief Operating Officer—Quality, Risk and Regulatory for KPMG.
No streaming devices. No live classes on your phone.Heck, way before CDs. Before there was a Harbert College, distance learning started with VHS tapes and a VCR.
As business expands globally, so much rests on the ability of people from different cultures and countries to communicate faster than ever. But emphatic messages often dissolve into confusion. What begins as a significant conversation never reaches the other side of the table.
Of course it all starts with an idea. Necessity being the mother of invention, it could be a problem needing a solution or a solution to a problem we don’t yet know we have.
Since graduating from Auburn with my Bachelor of Science in Information Systems in 2001, I have had continuous opportunities to use my education and broaden my skills.