Navigating the Badlands: Thriving in the Decade of Radical by Mary O'Hara-Devereaux

By Mary O'Hara-Devereaux

During this groundbreaking publication, Mary O'Hara-Devereaux -- an across the world well known company forecaster -- exhibits how corporations can hone their aggressive side in the course of those doubtful occasions. utilizing the metaphor of touring during the badlands of the yank West, Navigating the Badlands bargains the rules, instruments, transformative suggestions, and crucial figuring out executives and enterprise leaders want in the event that they are to climate the rugged, international enterprise panorama of the long run. in the course of the booklet O'Hara-Devereaux finds how company leaders can grab the chance to create new worth from winning alliances, succeed in international markets, and locate best expertise.

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C02 7/13/04 12:33 PM Page 41 Weathering the Badlands 41 Some Indicators to Benchmark Progress • Is there a sustainable population policy? • Are there diverse special programs that target the vulnerable— primarily rural elders and women? • Is pension coverage in urban areas proceeding at an accelerated pace? • Are there more experiments with elder-friendly communities? Source: Global Foresight, Center for the Future of China, China Five-Year Forecast, 2003. social and cultural values, will struggle with solutions and worker acceptance.

Market share. Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, World Investment Report 2002. c02 7/13/04 54 12:33 PM Page 54 NAVIGATING THE BADLANDS technological innovations, such as new wireless devices. Costa Rica, with its highly educated population, has become a thriving node in the GSN with increasingly diversified products and markets. TNCs’ expansion has been fueled by the rapid liberalization of policy in many countries that support many different kinds of foreign direct investment (FDI) and nonequity arrangements.

Their presence will be a driving force in the economy, the society, and the political system. By 2030 China will have the distinction of supporting more than 25 percent of the world’s aged. Over the next five years China has a window of opportunity to make major strides in resolving the difficulties attendant on its aging. To meet the growing tidal wave of senior needs, China must be a pioneer in designing satisfactory programs in pension funds, health care, and housing support, and must roll these programs out across its vast population.

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