Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Back Room Deal ▪ Crazy Corral ▪ Arson, Foreclosure, Trajectory (California)
Kurt Beck, SPD [Germany] ▪ World's Threat ▪ Scare Force One
Manipulations (Beck) ▪ Russia's Putin ▪ Shere Hite (65) ▪ Break
German Social Democrats [Beck vs. Merkel's Union] ▪ Rainstorm Poem
Merkel's Attitude ▪ Polls ▪ India Visit ▪ Access ▪ Poem
The polls indicated a large sympathy percentage for Merkel and only little for Beck. But recently, as Beck fought within his party, he acquired a better leadership profile which brought him already a few more sympathy points. Of course, he's got to convince a broad mass of regular and potential SPD voters that his 'social-oriented' programs are better and, moreover, affordable - in view of Germany's hard globalization challenges.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Connections ▪ Emerging Leadership ▪ Reforms & Conflicts ▪ Venice Blog
Poland's Winner DONALD TUSK ▪ EU Issues ▪ Arlington's Eateries
Honesty Costs (Germany) ▪ Diwanerias ▪ California Fires ▪ Thoughts
Honesty vs. Business ▪ Burmese Junta ▪ Ballston Neighborhood
Merkel feels that there is no evidence that an offensive human rights policy jeopardizes investments or lessens political influence. She believes that only those who express their opinions openly are treated with respect.
Others, though, aren't so sure. Whereas Merkel is inclined to ignore the aggressive posturing her foreign policy generates, others see warning signals that need to be taken seriously. BASF Chairman Jürgen Hambrecht criticized the reception of the Dalai Lama as "tactless" and promptly delivered a sweeping attack. "The way we deal with China is absolutely unjustified," he said. His deputy Eggert Voscherau echoed the boss in saying: "We have pushed open the door, but others are going through."… More at Spiegel International
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Putin in Wiesbaden (Germany) ▪ Revival Help Fund ▪ Al Gore
Accessibility ▪ Russian Strategies ▪ Innsbruck Conference (Austria)
Russia & Iran ▪ Caspian Sea Agreement ▪ Greek Marbles (Museum)
EU Reform Summit (Lisbon) ▪ Power Struggle (US-Russia) ▪ Graphics
Lisbon Treaty (EU Reform) ▪ Arlington ▪ Russia's Power ▪ Bush's Warning
EU Reform ▪ Lisbon Treaty ▪ UK Cooperation ▪ Art Neighborhood
Thursday, October 18, 2007
President George W. Bush warned Iran must be barred from nuclear weapons to avoid the prospect of "World War III," and dismissed suggestions of a US-Russia rift on the crisis.
Bush intervened hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin made a new proposal to end the nuclear crisis as he met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for landmark talks in Tehran… More at AFP hosted by Google
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Bernard Kouchner (Spiegel Interview) ▪ Trifecta (New York)
French-German Relations ▪ Assignment ▪ Fable ▪ Protected Pop Art
Moving & Ramming ▪ US TV Debates ▪ Journalistic Manipulation
Nobel Peace Prize 2007 ▪ EU Progress ▪ WSJ Blog ▪ Moving Tale
Poland vs. EU ▪ Prize Winner Al Gore ▪ Condeden's Progresses
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Reunification ▪ Mosques ▪ Japan ▪ Afghanistan ▪ Africa ▪ Burma
Aspects ▪ Merkel in Ethiopia ▪ Kaizen ▪ Movies ▪ Magic Machine
European-African Summit ▪ Kaizen vs. ISO ▪ Japanese Robotics
Merkel's Diplomacy ▪ Pakistan's Presidency ▪ Paris Fashion ▪ Munich's Wiesn
Press Review (DPV) ▪ Merkel in Liberia ▪ Weak Dollar vs. Fashion Shows
Sunday, October 7, 2007
It comprised in particular: The GLOBAL HAPLIFNET in context with the multicultural blogs INTERNATIONAL STUFF (soc.culture.europe, s.c.usa, s.c.japan, s.c.australia), jointly with e-glob, Washington (DC), the Haplifnet Governance, Designer Fashion, and Deutsch (German) as well as Haplif Governance Highlights (future-oriented), Haplif Highlights & “FK”-Themen at the publisher’s Navigation Center, “Globalisierungsoptimierung” at the FOCUS Politikforum, and several “EU-Reformprogress” series at the SPIEGEL ONLINE FORUM (“Suche alle Beiträge von Frank Kalder” to be clicked).
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Climate Conference (Washington) ▪ "Dreamball" Charity Gala (Berlin)
US College Campuses (Documentary)* ▪ Ukraine ▪ Europe's Birth & Castles
"Berlin Address" ▪ Executive Education (USW) ▪ Russian & Ukrainian Perspectives
Bush’s Hopeless Heirs ▪ Anti-US-Axis ▪ EU Reform Progress ▪ Moving & Paradise
* ... an intimate insight in what's going on these days in the American (academic) way of life...
Monday, October 1, 2007
The USW NETZWERK 2008 program (52 pages) is available in German language.
USW Network (formerly Universitätsseminar der Wirtschaft) is part of the private leadership college European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). USW executive seminars are held on Schloss Gracht, a water castle near Cologne.
Mission of ESMT
▪ We develop entrepreneurial and responsible leaders who are globally minded and respect the individual.
▪ Based on European values and the potential of technology, we develop and impart new knowledge to foster sustainable economic growth.
Fortunately, as an ESMT/USW alumnus, I'm pleased to highly recommend participating in those seminars.
Among the 24 founders and sponsors (pdf page 1 of the 2008 program) you’ll find the McKinsey & Company, Inc. as well as the Boston Consulting Group (Deutschland) GmbH (BCG) with its traditionally close relationship to the world’s foremost executive education at Boston’s Harvard University… More at the websites of ESMT and USW Netzwerk