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Your Resource for Wisdom

Welcome to Insights, your resource for wisdom about how to lead at a globally-minded business, whether you are at the top, a mid-level executive, or somebody who is new to the business world. Our library includes video and written interviews, think pieces, and more – all with or from business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic who are driving growth and global good.


World Lens

World Lens is a podcast from WTCI that delves into issues that impact global business. Join us along with Bruce McIndoe and Michelle Evans every Thursday as we examine the key issues that are reveberating globally and locally. This Weeks Episode:

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In today's turbulent economic landscape, staying informed isn't just an advantage—it's a necessity. I'm thrilled to announce the release of The World Trade Center Institute's Global Economic Report for 2024.

Despite daunting predictions, 2023 showcased an unexpected resilience in the global economy. Despite challenges such as rising interest rates and geopolitical tensions, economies like the U.S. and India showed remarkable growth. And what about Maryland? While our state faces some challenges, including the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, there are promising indicators that our state is primed for growth.

Navigating the Complexities of Global Supply Chains

The last few years have shown that moving goods and products from point A to B is never as simple as it sounds. No industry has been immune, as supply chain disruptions have led to inflation, product shortages, and other problems.

Harnessing Maryland's Wind Energy Opportunities

Wind power is one of the fastest-growing and most effective sources of electricity in the United States. As Maryland eyes opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint and grow its economy, the Port of Baltimore could be ground zero in achieving both.

Maryland: An Emerging Powerhouse in Global Innovation

Maryland is at the heart of groundbreaking innovation in high-tech sectors like quantum computing, cybersecurity, and life sciences. How can global business leaders leverage this proximity for a competitive edge?

Lifelong Lessons in Leadership

Every once in a while, if you’re lucky, you meet a person who will change your life forever, and only for the better. Dr. James Albrecht is one of those people for me. Here are 10 life lessons I've learned from Jim.

What Does a Diverse Workforce Look Like Today?

What does diversity mean? DC's diplomat-in-residence discusses the importance of building a workforce that looks like the whole United States, not just part of the country.

What is the Supply Chain?

It impacts the cost of everything from a burger to a car. COVID-19 disrupted it on a scale never seen before. World leaders intervene when it is threatened. But what actually is "the Supply Chain?"

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A Decade of Building Bonds

Ten years is a long time for any professional relationship. But that’s how long President Ryan Polakoff and supply chain optimization company Nexterus have been involved with the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), and there’s no sign of slowing down.

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