Qatar

Qatar, a desert peninsula jutting northward into the Persian/Arabian Gulf, is an Islamic society rich in mineral wealth. The authors provide an overview of the country with a focus on the business environment, economy, and social and political conventions.

Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad and Dr. Mostafa Reda.

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The Rise of Alternative Assignments

While globalization continues unabated, the traditional 3 year assignment becomes an ever shrinking portion of talent mobility. Rising in its place are a variety of non-traditional assignments, all bringing a new set of problems for HR to deal with.

Written for Mobility magazine by Michael Cadden, MBA, SGMS, Managing Director, International Operations, Living Abroad.

November 2010 – Read more…

Moving to London? What to take and what to leave behind

Many of the buildings in London were not built with the 21st century in mind. Read this article and find out what you can do to overcome that.

Written for ACS International Schools Autumn 2010 newsletter by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad.

Panama-“Center of the World, Heart of the Universe”

Officially the Republic of Panama, Panamanians often call it the “Center of the World, Heart of the Universe.” Panama is a small country geographically part of Central America and historically part of South America. Its strategic location and stable economy have been key elements in Panama becoming a great destination for multinational companies. Dean and Villalaz de Laffitte take a closer look at this small but influential country.

Written for Mobility Magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad and Analisa Villalaz de Laffitte, GMS.

July 2010 – Read more…

London’s West End-worth the trip!

Read about the vibrant “West End” of London, and learn about the history of its theater life.

Written for ACS International Schools Summer 2010 newsletter by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad.

European Union

Everything you always wanted to know about the EU, but were afraid to ask. The author presents a brief history of the European Union, and explains its organization, progress, and future.

Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Services, Living Abroad.

June 2010 – Read more…

Afghanistan

Afghanistan conjures various images for anyone who hears this country’s name, but what is really known about this 4000-year-old country? This large, mountainous country has known Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, and is still a subject for the evening news today.

Written for Mobility magazine by Ellen Harris, GMS, International Product Director, Living Abroad and Greg Forgrave of MoveOne.

June 2010 – Read more…

Dispelling the myths about British food, while still remembering old favorites!

When you travel to London, do you still expect to get meals of meat full of fat, over-boiled vegetables and sliced white bread? If so, then you haven’t been there in quite a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you can’t get those things, but London is now an international hotspot for gastronomical delights!

Written for ACS International Schools Spring 2010 newsletter by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Service, Living Abroad.

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Technology and Global Mobility: The Future is Today

Technology for assignees and managing them is changing rapidly. Michael Cadden, who has spoken frequently on this subject, gives us his latest thinking in this insightful article.

Written for Mobility magazine by Michael Cadden, MBA, SGMS, Managing Director, International Operations, Living Abroad.

May 2010 – Read more…

Hong Kong-a fusion of East and West

The Hong Kong Tourist Board has said, “Hong Kong is a kaleidoscope of life; a sophisticated fusion of East and West; a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. It is a unique experience shaped by a distinctive past and dreams of the future; an age-old synthesis of cultures and traditions that opens a window into what will be, while embracing what has passed.” Read on and see what the authors say about this exceptional city.

Written for Mobility magazine by Anne Dean, GMS, Director of Editorial Service, Living Abroad and Beverly L W Sunn, GMS.

March 2010 – Read more…