Author: Anushka Singh

Diplomacy and International Business

International business is a study of international relations as well as how economies work together. Diplomacy is a very important part of this. Handling international relations require a delicacy which can only be achieved by being diplomatic.   Diplomacy is defined as the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad. Diplomats are the reason behind the smooth functioning of global...

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Broad based education

Broad-based education is gaining popularity among the recruiters. They prefer students with variety of basic skills such as decision making and analytical skills over students with just a college degree.   According to the Northeastern University survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) and almost three-quarters of hiring decision-makers (73 percent) believe that being well-rounded with a range of knowledge is more important than possessing industry-specific skills.   Industry-specific...

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The skill gap between the graduates and the employers

Most of the people out of college, even after acquiring a degree, are not employable. This is because they do not possess the skills required by the rapid developing industries. Employers want fresh talent and innovative ideas in their new recruits but they also want them to know about the basics of the industry. Many educational institutes focus on the basic study of a subject...

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Overfishing

Climate change and preserving the ecological balance is very important. Regulations on overfishing have been put in place for many years now to give the fishes a chance to replenish themselves. These regulations have, to some extent helped replenish the fisheries population, but on the other hand, these restrictions also affect the livelihood of the fishermen.   “There is policy in place that says that we have...

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Economic inequality

Economic inequality is not something we are unfamiliar with. Even though income gap and economic gap sound similar, they are very different from each other. One is how much you earn, the other, however, also depends on how much you spend and how. This is the reason why some people come out of the circle of poverty and some cannot.   In third world countries such as...

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Protest and unrest

Unrest and protest are the two sides of the same coin. One does not exist without the other. It is usually so, that unrest among people leads them towards protest. People protest against things or causes they are not happy with, something which tampers with their comfort. Protests usually break out after a “trigger event” related to something people already are feeling unhappy about. The recent...

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Fear

It is in human nature to fear the unknown. When we don’t know what is going to happen or what is coming next. Most phobias work on ‘what if’. What if I drown? What if something comes out of the dark? Such questions arising in our minds are what get us reeling. We get anxious and start panicking.   Feelings of fear “often have to do with...

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American History

The New York Times dedicated an entire issue of its weekly magazine to examining the history of American slavery, calling it “The 1619 Project,” in observance of the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship to land on the continent. The issue had various essays published acknowledging the various forms in which slavery has been a part of the American culture. Many would argue that this...

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Balance of power and emerging economies in BRICS

BRICS, or Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, as we know it, was established in 2010 after South Africa joined it. The prime motive was development through co-operation. In 2015, the five BRICS countries represent over 3.1 billion people or about 41% of the world population. All of the five nations are a part of the G-20 summit and hence, have considerable sway over...

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business and sustainability

“Sustainability is one of the most compelling and urgent issues that we have facing us today,” Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, at Northeastern University said in her welcome remarks in a “Women Who Inspire” conference held at the same.   While sustainability is vital for our survival on this planet, it can also be integrated in the business models to make a brand name....

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