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Perfect timing! Here I was thinking about the topic of ageism, when my wife suggested that we watch “The Intern.” I was not familiar with the story, but I quickly noted the relevance. The movie is about a 70-year-old (Robert De Niro) intern working at a start-up clothing retailer in Brooklyn. Assigned to a role under the friendly, but overly-busy CEO (Anne Hathaway), De Niro played a highly professional intern with 40-years of executive experience. Due to his noticeably calm and thoughtful demeanor compared to many others in the business, Anne Hathaway’s character eventually decides to reassign her intern because he is too “observant.”
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Globalization has shrunk the world in which we live, and broad, international experience has been in increasingly high demand for our manufacturing clients around the world. Never has talent been more mobile, and never has the mobility of talent been more critical for business success. Executives interested in advancement to the pinnacle of their fields need to seek out international opportunities – or at least not shy from them when they present themselves.
In a November 2014 TED Talk by Rainer Strack of The Boston Consulting Group, he highlighted the looming workforce crisis of 2030 in which a labor shortage combined with a mismatch of skills and cultural challenges will need to be addressed by companies and countries around the world. The US, for example, will have a labor surplus of 10% in 2020, while Germany will have a labor shortage of 4% based on their workforce aged populations.
Since 2008, few industries have been as volatile or maligned as financial services. In recent months, there have been strong public equity markets and inexpensive senior debt financing. Mobile banking technology continues to mature and expand. In order to garner superior balance sheet efficiency, organizations hope to cash in on cross-selling promotions and personalized customer programs. Midsize firms may suffer mounting pressure as large firms exploit their super scale, while niche players engage a targeted customer base. All the while, compliance and risk management challenges loom large.