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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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BNew Online Course Offerings for GW

GW Today article announcing courses by Mark Kennedy and Ben Bernanke

March 11, 2015

"Business in a Political Age," will be taught by Mark Kennedy, director of the Graduate School of Political Management. Focusing on the interweaving paths of business and political interests, students will focus on case studies, taking the roles of major players in current and historical events."

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Republicans Must Support Free Markets and Fast Track

Foreign Policy Opinion Piece

March 9, 2015

"the Republican brand stands for anything at all, it's a belief in free markets. Advancing free trade agreements has the added benefit of spreading that ethos beyond our borders to the benefit of global society.

However: before passing a free trade agreement, Congress must first pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or so called "Fast Track," to allow American negotiators to effectively negotiate a deal with other nations. There is no doubt that opposing TPA is tempting for some Republicans outraged by President Barack Obama's preference for executive action over earnest negotiation in other arenas. Republicans that make the case for abandoning the party's keystone commitment to free markets to spite a president who will be gone in under two years are doing a disservice to themselves and the GOP."

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LDisruptive Innovators Must Navigate Political Resistance

Huffington Post - Business

Photo (© Kennedy ) - London

March 6, 2015

"When launching a firm that pursues disruptive innovation, it's best that you authentically deliver your promised benefits to society while anticipating and assessing how and where the disrupted will attempt to fight back so that you can respond in a strategic manner.

When Uber launched its hail a car service, it rightly assessed that those political actors aligned to protect the turf of taxi drivers had little stake in Uber's success. Only after markets were foreclosed to them did Uber finally recognize the degree to which this political resistance could shape their prospects."

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