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Kennedy’s 360° Insights

 Hon. Mark Kennedy is a thought leader on engaging to win, whether businesses engaging societies globally, officials seeking to govern, advocates pressing to achieve or avert action, or countries marshaling support for global action.

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Kennedy speaks and leads executive education programs on business strategy, politics, trade, and world affairs.

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Pitchforks Into Profits

Business success requires effectively engaging what Kennedy defined as shapeholders — the political, regulatory, media, and activist actors that shape a firm's opportunities and risks. See Mark's Seven Steps for Shapeholder Success.

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ECOM Kuroda 8687Hosting Governor of Bank of Japan - Haruhiko Kuroda

Economic Club of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

April 19, 2015

It was great to host Vice President Walter Mondale, Narayana Kocherlakota, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota, and Haruhiko Kuroda, the Governor of the Bank of Japan at the Economic Club of Minnesota - with Chairman Mark Kennedy.

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TAmb. Carla Hills - Champion of Free Trade

Economic Club of Minnesota

Minneapolis, 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).

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CNNBusiness Engaging on Political Issues

CNN International

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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.

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