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21. How to Mitigate Corporate Risk and Respond to Crises

October 20, 2021

October 2021 Summary Recent events have given the term “corporate crisis” a whole new meaning. From cyberattacks and pandemic disruptions to political divisions and tweets that go viral, companies are being challenged in ways they never have before. How should they respond in a fast-moving crisis? How can they identify risks and mitigate them? And […]

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Foreign Direct Investment in Greece: Can Greece Be the Next Israel?

May 29, 2021

Until recently, Foreign Direct Investment in Greece focused primarily on real estate, tourism, logistics, and renewable energy. Over the past few years, interest has also increased in other areas such as technology, from artificial intelligence and computer science to chip design and digital health.  It is all thanks to several global technology companies who have […]

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20. Can Private Businesses Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

May 22, 2021

Summary Three COVID-19 vaccines are now authorized for use in the U.S., and more than half of all U.S. adults have received at least one shot. The push for vaccinations is raising ethical and legal questions. Can private employers mandate vaccinations for their workers? What are the ramifications if they do? How should businesses navigate […]

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Winner of 2021 Edward R. Murrow Award

May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021 I am pleased to report that WCBS is this year’s Edward R. Murrow Award winner for Best Newscast from The Radio Television Digital News Association in Region 11 (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). I was privileged to co-anchor this newscast, which was a true team effort. Looking back at this newscast […]

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19. Finding New Opportunities in the SPAC Landscape

May 10, 2021

May 2021 Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have raised more money in the first quarter of this year than they did in all of last year. And 2020 was already being labeled “The Year of the SPAC,” with hundreds launched. Now, more and more sponsors are stepping up. Why are SPACs so hot, and how […]

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NHSTALKS PATHWAYS: PUBLIC SPEAKING DO’S AND DON’TS

March 25, 2021

MARCH 18, 2021 The National Hellenic Society invited me to participate in its program on Public Speaking Do’s and Don’ts. I was pleased to take part with my friend and news colleague Laura Evans Manatos. I incorporated some of the curriculum I used in teaching Public Speaking to college students. PANELISTS LAURA EVANS MANATOS Laura […]

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18. Congress Divided: An Insider’s View on Priorities for Corporate America

March 25, 2021

March 2021 Impeachment is behind us, and President Joe Biden is working to bring to fruition an ambitious agenda. Georgia’s voters gave Democrats a 50/50 Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker. Now comes the hard part — getting things done. From COVID-19 relief to infrastructure to immigration, how much of the Biden […]

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17. Shareholder Activism, Hostile M&A, and Related Issues for the 2021 Proxy Season

March 25, 2021

February 2021 It’s proxy season, and for most companies, the time for annual meetings is just around the bend. Publicly traded companies are coming off a tumultuous year. The link between corporation and community has never been more at the forefront — from COVID-19 to racial justice to worker treatment. And businesses are facing activist […]

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16. How the New Brexit Deal Will Reshape Business in the EU and UK

March 25, 2021

February 2021 Brexit is finally here. It’s been four and a half years since citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. A deal has been struck, and the UK is out. Companies worldwide are still asking questions. What laws now apply in the UK? Are investment and trade easier — or […]

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