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Kidnap & Ransom: The Risks of Working Globally

Written by  Tom Clark

The global economy is in a significant state of disharmony involving the flow of trade between the world’s nations. This has resulted in most of the recent major economic calamities. In April 1959, then Sen. John F. Kennedy said, “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger and the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger, but recognize the opportunity.” Recognition of opportunities for more than 50 years has brought about corporations becoming much more focused on global business operations. The drive for establishing new markets internationally quickly improved support of worldwide customers, with tens of thousands of global corporation employees being deployed to 190 countries. Those employees face a multitude of challenges, menaces, and threats such as exposure to the Zika virus, massive floods, widespread power outages, civil unrest causing significant disruptions, erupting volcanos shutting down air space