A Look Ahead to 2019–USMCA (the new NAFTA) and Economic Growth

A Look Ahead to 2019–USMCA (the new NAFTA) and Economic Growth

Whether it will be called “the new NAFTA,” “NAFTA 2.0” or its official name—the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)—the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement is expected to have a big impact on American and global business. To break down some of the potential effects of the pending trade agreement on area businesses and the economy overall, we invited three outstanding business leaders to serve as panelists at our fourth-quarter Spotlight […]

UT Dallas: An Economic Engine for the Region

UT Dallas: An Economic Engine for the Region

Communities that attract high-tech businesses that drive economic growth often have one thing in common: a major research university. The University of Texas at Dallas is rapidly expanding to fill that void within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. To learn how UTD is driving economic growth in North Texas region, we invited Dr. Richard C. Benson, the fifth president of The University of Texas at Dallas, to speak at our third-quarter […]

Richardson’s Telecom Corridor and Economic Development Partnership: North Texas Business Drivers

Richardson’s Telecom Corridor and Economic Development Partnership: North Texas Business Drivers

Business is booming in North Texas, and the City of Richardson is no exception. Located just north of Dallas, the thriving community boasts an ideal mixture of small-town community and big-city business. The city’s unique vibe—combined with its strategy to attract and retain successful businesses—has made Richardson a hot North Texas job center. At our Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast on June 19, we welcomed Don Magner, First Assistant City Manager of […]

A Forward Look to 2018

A Forward Look to 2018

If there were three words that best describe 2017, they would be: disruption, rollercoaster and change. This year’s biggest headlines featured high-profile mergers and moves, positive stock market trends, proposed tax reform legislation, big impacts from social media, unprecedented cyber security threats, fires and storms, and America’s worst mass shootings to date. After a year like that, what can we expect in 2018? At our Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast on December […]

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Future Focus: Macro Trends and Their Global Impact

Macro trends, largely driven by innovation in technology, are rapidly changing the landscape of our professional and personal lives. The way people interact with each other and the world is vastly different today than it was 10 years ago, and will likely be completely different a decade from now. Understanding technology and trends that are now in the pipeline equips businesses to ride the waves of change that will benefit […]

Winning the War for Talent

Winning the War for Talent

It’s been nearly 20 years since McKinsey & Company first introduced its groundbreaking study, The War for Talent, highlighting the importance of recruiting the best leaders as a strategic business challenge and a critical driver of corporate performance. The talent war wages on today, but conventional warfare has changed, thanks to increasing diversity, technological advancement and a more mobile and global workforce. Remaining competitive in the war for talent requires […]

Cross-Border Business in a Changing Global Environment

Cross-Border Business in a Changing Global Environment

Multinational companies must be continually well informed of the varying business laws and regulations of every country in which they operate. Those with operations in the United States are paying particular attention to the proposed legislation changes coming from our new presidential administration. Such changes could have a dramatic impact on cross-border business models for these multinationals. In Pearson Partners’ Q1 2017 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast discussion, we asked a panel of […]

A Forward Look to 2017

A Forward Look to 2017

The election is finally behind us, but many American business leaders still feel that uncertainty lies ahead in the coming year. In Pearson Partners’ Q4 2016 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast discussion, we asked a panel of legal, business and economic experts to share their thoughts on changes we might see in 2017 and beyond. Our esteemed panelists included: Robert A. Estrada, Senior Managing Director, Dallas, Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc. Maribess […]

Global Uncertainty: The Election, Terrorism, Brexit

Global Uncertainty: The Election, Terrorism, Brexit

Many issues are contributing to a general sense of uncertainty in both business and daily life, but three interrelated issues are weighing particularly heavily on the minds of business leaders: the upcoming presidential election, Brexit and terrorism. In Pearson Partners’ Q3 2016 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast discussion, we delved into each of these factors and the risks they represent. Our esteemed panelists included: Clint Bruce, Founder and President of Trident Response […]

Picking a President: Does Your Candidate Really Have What It Takes to Lead?

Picking a President: Does Your Candidate Really Have What It Takes to Lead?

With the presidential election coming up in November, our thoughts turn to history’s lessons about traits embodied by great leaders. In business and in government, the same leadership skills play a crucial role in the success or failure of the entire enterprise, according to author, presidential historian and lawyer Talmage Boston. For Pearson Partners’ Q2 2016 Spotlight SeriesTM breakfast, we invited Boston to talk about his soon-to-be-released book, Cross-Examining History: A […]