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Women in Family Business: Making Connections

Women in Family Business: Making Connections

In anticipation of the annual Women’s Event on Thursday, February 11, we wanted to introduce our hosts and ask them a few questions that pertain to family business, their challenges throughout their career, and what they have done to become strong and confident leaders in the workplace.

Lindsey Malpass-Skop (G5), EJ

Lindsey is currently one of five, […]

Myanmar’s Turn

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is delicately and deliberately making a turn. A few of them, actually, as hinted by the double entendre of this entry’s title. These “turns” include political reforms, not the least of which are free and fair elections that again have resulted in a victory for Aung San Suu Kyi – aka, “The […]

Super Bowl Sunday: The New Holy of Holies

Super Bowl Sunday: The New Holy of Holies

Gini in a Bottle  

I love the game of football. I played the game for years, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I like watching football at both the college and pro levels. And, when there is an extra-special game on, I’ll arrange my entire calendar […]

Panama Canal’s Growing Business

In his remarks at the 4th Annual Chicago Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit, Chief of Mission, Kevin O’Reilly, exclaimed the forever comparative advantage the Panama canal has had throughout history and even more so with the canal’s ongoing expansion. Currently the canal is responsible for 85% of the country’s economy, simply from shipping and services. Even […]

A Match Made in Heaven – Procurement & Millennials

Millennials have a tendency to be idealists. On average you find articles on millennials wanting to make a difference and work for organizations and companies that are creating positive changes in the world. For that reason, it is no surprise that millennials are beginning to pick up on procurement.  

Anyone unfamiliar with procurement, it is the section of a company that deals […]

The Future of Retail Shopping and the Supply Chain

I have “celebrated” five Black Friday’s and since my first in 2010. On the first one, I woke up at 3 am to go to a shopping mall and wait in line for about 2 hours whereas this year I spent Black Friday shopping online from comfort of my own couch. So it is no […]

Biodisel Changing Supply Chain

Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel. Usually made form an array of different sources including recycled vegetable oil, soybean oil, and animal fat. The process that separates the oil or animal fat is called transesterification, which in methyl esters (used in the biodiesel) and glycerin (used in soaps) – evidently a fully sustain process.

The use […]

Managing Water Risk in Mexico City – How some companies are taking advantage

Floods, tsunamis and droughts have been plaguing supply chains for the past decade. It seems that both too much water and too little water are becoming larger issues and disrupting global supply chains. Suppliers, customers, manufacturers, and consumers are affected and mitigating the risk has been a challenge.

In the example of Thailand in 2011, extreme […]

Christmas Book Bag

Gini in a Bottle

Christmas Book Bag

Al Gini

            Christmas time! Family, friends, parties, gifts! And maybe, if you’re really lucky, some downtime for yourself. Maybe even some time to read a book. Who knows? It could happen! So, if you’re looking for a few good books to give as gifts […]

The World Bank and Social Justice

Justice. Despite the World Bank’s remarkable achievements over the span of seven decades, justice is not a word everybody associates with “The Bank.” That however may change, following recent events. Last week, lawyers, scholars, economists, politicians, judges, financiers and analysts from around the world were invited to Washington, to participate in The Bank’s Law, Justice […]