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Business Insights from Michael Marquardt Global Advisor

Enjoy my blog, designed to provide tips on expanding and developing your business, here and overseas. I share my experience in cybersecurity, global compliance, anti-corruption, information technology investments, controlling and managing strategic risks, and much more.

I am available to speak on any of these topics; please contact me with inquiries.

I just went through my calendar for January. 14 flights. Pretty normal for that time of year, given that I regularly travel to attend board meetings or visit clients. Then February. 9 flights. The Coronavirus Pandemic already is affecting several of my clients and investments...

As we all try to make sense of how this global health crisis has impacted our personal and business relationships, several observations stand out to me. Observations Countries where citizens have always been good at following rules have been faring comparatively well. Think about Germany, Korea,...

Business acumen. Business sense. Business savvy. It is an instinctive trait and also a skill developed over time through seasoned judgement gained by learning from mistakes and capitalizing on successes. I was enjoying a walk with a close friend and accomplished CEO last week discussing the...

This is my 29th year living and working in the United States after immigrating from Germany in 1991. Over the years I have come across many differences between Germans and Americans. Some are outright funny, some are more serious, and some are more subtle. Here...

As I have traveled the world over the past three years since Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, I have stared into the disbelieving and disillusioned faces of countless colleagues, close friends, and new business acquaintances. After...

Black hat hackers, spear-phishers, botnets, remote access trojans, evil maid attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, spoofers, malware and worms. You thought cybersecurity was complicated and strange-sounding before. Well, get ready for 2020. Aside from teaching employees about picking better passwords, many companies have gone through pains to teach...

Growing up in Germany, I remember my Dad subscribing to a weekly magazine that largely represented political views different from our own. When I asked him about this, he responded “I like to know how the other side thinks!” It used to be common advice to...