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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.

Volkswagen AG (VW), with annual revenues of $244 billion in 2014 and some 600,000 employees worldwide, now stands accused of systematically circumventing and violating environmental safety rules and regulations the world over, possibly for years. News first broke in September 2015 that the German automaker...

I immigrated to the United States from Germany almost 25 years ago, so I may be a little biased when I proclaim that United States democracy (despite all its pitfalls) truly does offer the world a model of equality, freedom, and fairness. I think its...

If you have always wanted to take a peek inside the office of a top executive, then Delta flight 676 to Tampa might be your ticket. Or United flight 415 to San Francisco. Or American flight 317 to Chicago. Here is my point: if you...

"Translating Corporate Culture Across Borders" is a favorite subject of mine. I very much enjoy speaking about what I believe corporations need to be mindful of when they expand their operations overseas or when they acquire a business in another country. The National Association of...

For many years I have had a close-up view of an industry that most people know nothing about until a tragic incident occurs. Picture yourself on that vacation of a lifetime – an African Safari, a diving trip somewhere off a Polynesian island, a long-planned...

That is no longer the question. At least not for most corporations in most industries in most countries. The question has been answered, in the affirmative. I remember getting my first Casio wrist watch with a digital display as a kid growing up...