The Post-Pandemic Business World: Practices and Disparities

by Chris Richardson, April 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it an explosive growth in remote working around the world, from Beijing to Buenos Aires. Global business practice has had to change with the times. Yet rather than being temporary phenomena, the transformations that the epidemic brought with it would appear to be more permanent than could have ever been imagined .....

Brexit in a Time of Globalization and Pandemic

by Chris Richardson, January 2021

The start of 2021 heralded the departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), after half a century of membership. It was a process that was watched by the entire world, and one that even became defined by its own noun: Brexit. Of course, the UK is only one nation among the one hundred and ninety-five countries of today’s w .....

Digital Nomads: a Future Consequence of the Pandemic Era

by Chris Richardson, October, 2020

In the early months of the year, most articles and editorials regarding COVID-19 - whether they were written in New Delhi or New York - were working on the premise that the pandemic would essentially be vanquished by the end of 2020. During the summer months, observers pointed to China's apparently successful handling of the epidemic and assum .....

The World’s Most Unlikely Cultural Success Story

by Chris Richardson, July, 2020

The European Union (EU) recently announced that it would reopen its external borders to travelers from certain countries, based on their performance in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has become familiar with this sort of unified message from the European Union. While not always easily reached, such collective decisions are one of the w .....

Decoding the Critical Challenges of a Virtual Global Workforce

by Chris Richardson, April, 2020

Globalization can be broadly defined as the worldwide commercial interaction of people, companies and governments. It has touched every corner of the planet, in what is seen by some as a relentless threat to traditional norms, values and - in many areas - jobs. Major economies have seen the resistance to globalization cause their entire politica .....

Business and Politics in a Social Media World

by Chris Richardson, January, 2020

As everyone knows, human communication today is generally dominated by social media channels. People all over the world have come to accept social media platforms as a way to keep in touch across distances that are great and small. Social media allows human relationships to develop between individuals who barely know each other, and even betwe .....