Vladimir Putin is once again the leader of Russia. Why does this matter to American business? For one thing, Putin's election comes amidst stirrings of political change from the country's rising middle class.
The famed management guru Tom Peters once said, "Do what you do best and outsource the rest." Thanks to low costs abroad, many firms have chosen to outsource much of their manufacturing capacity over the past few decades.
Adam Smith once remarked that "on the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity." That could equally describe where Indonesia is today -- a thriving, vibrant democracy marked by tremendous economic growth and even greater potential, but which is haunted by a