Good point Rich and something that should be considered. On the other hand, the US, Europe and Asia all export to one another, so optimism in any region stands to benefit the others. If the US is optimistic and this fuels consumption of products, goods and services, thta's good news for Europe and Asia as well.
Barbara, thanks for sharing about Annual Global CEO survey in a short article. The confident of the CEOs is a very good sign for US economy.The attention towards the cruial factors such as increase head count and risk mangement shows their interest for building strong and secure economy for US. And also CEOs should have focus in increasing employement with minimum budgets. In coming years CEOs should have plans and business strategies to face the global markets.
US CEOs are more confident, but does it really have to do with the US economy? How many companies are sourcing outside of the US? So, personally, I don't think the opinions of US CEOs mean very much for the US economy.
This is good news for the US economy. The report reveals a change in attitude from risk avoidance to risk taking; it shows US CEOs are ready once more to believe in the US workforce and its innovative ideas. But what is even more encouraging as the report asserts is the recognition by non US CEOs of the importance of the US's attributes.
However, whilst its time to appreciate and capitalise on assets, the east and other developing economies will always find ways to lure organisations.
I agree with other readers that it is a good news for US economy as CEO are more confident in it and want to dive for innovation and growth. But its also very good report for non-US economies because the survey shows that the CEOs want to incorporate risk management as a part of the business strategy and allocate more resources to counter cometition treat from developing countries, which are real treat. In my opinion, more competition will bring more growth and innovation to the technology sector.
The most positive part of this report for me was the view non-US CEOs have on the attributes of the US. This particular report came out the day after the State of the Union speech which was also very upbeat about American innovation. The last few years have been brutal for everyone from mimimum wage workers on up (with a few exceptions) and it's easy to get bogged down in how the US compares with China. If we can stop looking East and capitalize on our assets, there is a better future ahead.
Thanks for this uplifting article. Its exciting to see in the data shared that the US leads in risk management and consequently due dilligence with investments. This obviously says we have learnt from the precursors of the economic disaster of the last couple of years. More importantly this is also good news to hear that the higher quality products and services that the US is known for is finally being acknowledged and paid for.
Immigrants have been drawn to the US for centuries beacuse of opportunities for self growth, freedom from persecution, financial opportunities, and the political stability of the nation. The overall low risk profile of private ventures will certainly draw new investments back to the US.
The CEOs commitment to innovation and the safeguarding intellectual property is in line with President Barack Obama's call to out innovate, and out build the rest of the world. Hopefully this helps to push back unemployment rate.
This is very encouraging news for the U.S. This survey states that major companies around the world are looking at the U.S. workforce in a positive light. They look highly on what the U.S. has to offer. Even though some of these jobs may not be very high paying, they are jobs. This job growth will continue to help the American economy in many ways.
With more people taking jobs and getting off unemployment, this helps the general population with many economic concerns. These global companies and their CEO's are now taking advantage of the vast skilled workforce and resources America has to offer. With the economy and job losses continuing through the last couple of years, CEO's are able to get a skilled workforce at a cheaper cost. This in turn helps to generate confidence among the U.S. consumers which will continue to spend their earnings and help spur the economy.
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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