Are You Globally Competitive

In the Hutong
Playing with the new TypePad interface
1147 hrs.

While in the United States in July, I had an opportunity to meet up with Brian Hollowaty, currently leading business development for executive education at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Brian is an exceptionally bright guy, has spent his share of time on factory floors in China, and has over time built his own area of expertise in what makes enterprises competitive, not just in the narrow manner most companies define the term, but in the broadest terms possible: globally.

He is early in the process of starting his Globally Competitive blog, and I promised him when we met that I wouldn’t toot his horn until he was ready to go public, but I’m already finding really valuable nuggets in the blog.

In our too-short meeting at Cafe Roma next door to Anderson’s fantastic building on the UCLA campus, Brian began laying out, in simple, non-jargonistic terms, where competitiveness comes from. Anyone who can bridge the factory floor with the ivory tower is a rare bird, so check out Brian’s blog and encourage more posting.