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Tyrannical Leadership

"Show, don't tell." This is common advice for writers, and for marketers, too. I found myself thinking about "showing" this week as I made a mental list of the enlightening projects I have worked on. The Encyclopedia of Leadership is one. Here's an article from it on "Tyrannical Leadership" that is all too relevant right now. Tyranny, as

By |2023-05-19T13:16:30-04:00February 7th, 2020|Berkshire Blog, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Women’s Paths to Power & Recognition in Life & Literature

The New York Times published a list today of 15 overlooked women, and I was glad to see that the first, Ida B. Wells, is someone we included in Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies (Goethals & Hoyt 2017), and the third, Qiu Jin, in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China. The second in the list is poet Sylvia Plath, whose story

By |2021-08-02T08:12:38-04:00March 8th, 2018|Berkshire Blog, News|0 Comments

Brexit, TPP, and the UK-China Relationship

Kerry Brown discusses Brexit, UK-China relations, and how the anti-globalization mood evident today is likely to affect Chinese politics, both domestically and internationally. He presents a realistic but generally positive view of the opportunities for research and collaboration. This podcast will be useful to teachers, scholars, and business professionals concerned about China’s role in

By |2023-05-31T14:08:52-04:00November 30th, 2016|Podcasts, Berkshire Bookworld|0 Comments

Women Making History

From left: Susan Schwab Carla Hills, Barbara Franklin, and Stephen Orlins On Tuesday, 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to become the presidential candidate of one of our two major parties. This is historic, as the press keeps telling us, but we should remember that many other countries have, or

By |2016-06-16T11:22:10-04:00June 16th, 2016|Karen's Letter|0 Comments

What Did Greece Ever Do for Us?

When I look at the New York Times and half the headlines are about Greece, I wonder if the world has gone nuts. Then I get a lecture on the European Union and the role of Germany, and international lending and globalization, and social welfare. But, I argue, there are a lot more important places, and bigger

By |2015-08-26T08:22:36-04:00July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Berkshire Author Talks Climate Change and China

The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) often offers its members a chance to hear directly from experts after major world events. Last week’s members-only teleconference about the historic US-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change featured Alex Wang, professor at UCLA School of Law, and Joanna Lewis, professor at Georgetown University and one of Berkshire’s authors.

By |2014-12-05T11:58:40-05:00December 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chinese Firm To Build Friendship Wall between Mexico and US

1 April 2012, Great Barrington, Massachusetts—While construction slows in China, new opportunities for foreign investment and international cooperation beckon. The Northeastern Friendship Construction and Heavy Industry Transportation and Advertising Company (NFCHITAC), a division of National Pacific Patriotic People's Southern Construction, Investing, Securities, and Commercial Services Group (NPPPSCISCSG), has been selected for the construction of what is

By |2013-04-02T09:13:32-04:00April 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|4 Comments

The United States and China: Be Mine, Valentine?

It always surprises people to find out just how popular some Western holidays are in China. I was stunned the first time I saw a Christmas tree and heard “White Christmas” playing. Anyone who stays in Chinese hotels during December will come home ready to break dishes if they hear “Frosty the Snowman” one more time.

By |2012-02-14T14:45:08-05:00February 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Capitalism and Cycles

Even though here in the Berkshires we are experiencing an uncommonly mild winter, we still can yearn to get away from it all. Some of us might dream of a beach in the Bahamas, while others bewail the lack of snow and opportunities to ski. Perhaps we should send the latter off to Davos, Switzerland, where

By |2023-05-31T14:08:51-04:00January 26th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments


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