Amb. Carla Hills - Champion of Free Trade
Economic Club of Minnesota
Photo - presenting award with Congressman Tim Penny
April 13, 2015
It was an honor to present former United States Trade Representative Carla Hills the Economic Club of Minnesota's Bill Frenzel Champion of Free Trade Award. During the administration of President George H.W. Bush, Carla led the negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
10 Friendly Questions for Rand Paul
Foreign Policy Article
April 8, 2015
"10. If the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is approved in the Obama administration, what criteria would you use to determine when you would push for its approval as president?"
Business Engaging on Political Issues
Photo © Kennedy
April 3, 2015
"Businesses have to act morally, but they're in the business of business...There are many moral issues they could speak out on. Which ones they do is a function of which one aligns most with their differentiated purpose for their business."
"More companies should talk frankly than do politically. That's what I teach in my business in a political age course. But as they do, they're going through a cost/benefit analysis and those in this case went through a cost/benefit analysis and came to the conclusion it's in their benefit to speak out.
Indiana and Arkansas Fail to Understand That the Question Is Always the Answer
Huffington Post - Business
Photo © Kennedy
April 2, 2015
"When dealing with the political, regulatory, media and activist actors that I call shapeholders, the question is the answer to every political contest.
Legislators in Indiana and Arkansas were the latest to find out this hard truth. In an increasingly contentious world, it is vital to know that in a policy skirmish, the victors are usually the groups that were most prescient in establishing their question as the focus of debate in the arena where they will fare the best."
Business in a Political Age
Seminar - Deusto University
March 23-24, 2015
It was great to teach Business in a Political Age at Deusto Business School with Michael Paese, Co-Head of Global Government Affairs with Goldman Sachs and a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Graduate School of Political Management.