in this issue
Streaming Big Mouths
George's short and tall tales
The Power of a Number Two
Nord Stream 2: Trouble in the Pipeline
Opening Up the Atlantic Trade Route
Hyped Up About Hyperloop One
Getting on The New Silk Road
War of the Worlds: Western Businesses in China
From China With Love
Safra Catz: the Oracle Lioness
Bizarre Business - When Stupid Is Smart
White Hat Hackers: Making a Profit with Bug Bounties
Malaysian Melting Pot
Global Goliaths: the Top 10 Business Travel Destinations
Picking Out the Pixel
Guru Review: Sean Gardner - the Digital Storyteller
Workplace Dialogues – the Meeting
Book & Film Reviews
Letter from the Business English Magazine Team
in this edition of Business English Magazine our authors focus on China. Michael
Gaylord presents a new comprehensive strategic partnership between the governments
of Poland and China (page 26), Jonathan Sidor transports us to the Far East
to get a first-hand look at the problems plaguing Western companies that function
in China (page 31), and Roberto Galea unveils the story of Jack Ma, the entrepreneurial
Chinese CEO of the world’s largest online retailer, Alibaba (page 36).
Interested in more profiles of famous businesspeople? Especially for you, our author
– Janet Sandford, unveils the story of Safra Catz, an executive in the Oracle
corporation, one of the world’s top earning females according to current sources
Our authors also delve into two important international issues - the signing of the
Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement – CETA (see page 16) and the plans
for building Nord Stream 2 - a twin pipeline system through the Baltic Sea transporting
natural gas from Russia to the European Union (page 11).
Need to relax while visiting faraway destinations? This time Business English
Magazine’s Janet Sandford enters the Asian paradise - Malaysia. Talking about
travels... how about visiting top 10 business destinations of the world? Especially
for you Jonathan Sidor unveils the most popular destinations for corporate globetrotters
on page 58.
As for technology, take a look at Steve Sibbald’s Picking Out the Pixel and
Jonathan Sidor’s Hyped Up About Hyperloop One.
George Sandford analyses the wackier success stories in Bizarre Business - when
Stupid Is Smart – turn to page 44 to read about some surprisingly strange products
and services that not only worked, but made their creators a mint.
Enjoy your read!
the Business English Magazine Team