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Merger Mess Ilya Adler

Are you working for a company that recently merged with another one, or was bought out? You are not alone. The record number of mergers and acquisitions in the last five years has brought renewed... read more

"El Que No Transa ..." Ilya Adler

One of NAFTA's positive effects on Mexico has been the renewed attention given to an old problem: corruption. As Mexico attempts to attract more foreign investment, mounting pressure has been placed on... read more

Culture Shock Ilya Adler

In previous columns, I have argued that cultural diversity in organizations should be welcomed, rather than viewed as a problem to be avoided. Multinational companies in Mexico often have teams made up... read more

Customer (lip) Service Ilya Adler

One of the oldest clichés in business is "the customer is always right." And while this catchphrase might be repeated in every company training program, the reality is that most businesses fall short ... read more

My Boss Is A Jerk! Ilya Adler

There is an old movie starring Jack Lemmon in which a father (Lemmon) is frustrated that his less-than-motivated son has quit his job after one day. When he asks his son why, his son simply replies, "M... read more

Train Of Thought Ilya Adler

When it comes to professional training, Mexican managers and companies seem fascinated with anything that comes from more developed countries, especially the United States. From leadership courses (so ... read more

Human resources in the Mexican company: Spotty training Ilya Adler

Most of my activities in the area of consulting involve training managers from the United States and Mexico. The people I generally work with to organize and prepare these kinds of activities are Human... read more

Email Inundation in your Mexico business Ilya Adler

Over the last two years, working with different companies in both the United States and Mexico, I have heard time and again about a relatively new nagging problem for managers: handling their email. Ac... read more

Mexico's financial services get web-savvy Matthew Gower

The year is 2005 and you've just dropped by your local McDonald's for the usual snack; one large soft drink and medium fries. The queue is moving slowly, giving you enough time to check your savings-ac... read more

Between the lines: Writing business reports in Mexico Ilya Adler

When I ask managers what they hate most about their jobs, writing and reading reports is usually on the top of their lists. Managers who have to write reports are often inadequately prepared: They were... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - September 2000

Table of Contents CONSUMERS SPEND, SPEND, SPEND... MONETARY REGULATION BONDS TEQUILA INDUSTRY STUMBLES ... read more

What's today's rate? Mexico's floating peso Stan Gotlieb

I wrote this in early 1995, when the peso was on a slide. For many, especially the Mexican people, the "devaluation" was no laughing matter. "It's 5.0 at the Caseta de Cambio (money changer) in Cinco ... read more

No tengo cambio: Paying with coins in Mexico Stan Gotlieb

This clown is plying his trade in the Oaxaca Zócalo. He probably needs change. Photography by Diana Ricci   There is a deep, dark, secret hole where all the change goes, and nobody k... read more

Nothing personal: Diplomacy when doing business in Mexico Ilya Adler

Perhaps the single largest cultural gap between Latin Americans and North Americans in the realm of business practices is the "personal" dimension. As I have explained in earlier articles, Latin Americ... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - June 2000

CONTENTS: SUCCESSFUL FIRST QUARTER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS THE BIG MAC INDEX BORDER BRIDGE SUCCESS WIRELESS LOCAL TELEPHONES SALES OF NEW VEHICLES UP STRONG CEMENT M... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - October 2000

Table of Contents THE STATE OF THE NATION UPGRADING OIL REFINERIES MORE HYDRO-POWER THE STATE OF THE NATION ... read more

Monterrey: In Mexico, the North Star shines Paul Day

Fortune magazine recently voted Monterrey, capital of the northern state of Nuevo León, as the best city in Latin America in which to do business. A brief look at the statistics for Nuevo León gives ... read more

Creative thinking when doing business in Mexico Ilya Adler

There is no doubt that being a manager today is a different and more demanding challenge than it has been in the past. The much-talked-about globalization of business operations has forced managers to ... read more

Standard procedure when doing business in Mexico? Ilya Adler

In the early part of the 20th Century, American industrial engineer Fredrick Taylor revolutionized management practices through his famous concept of Scientific Management. His basic premise was that f... read more

Under scrutiny: Job interviews in Mexico Ilya Adler

The experience of going through a job interview is, for most people, exhausting and stressful. You seek advice from others, read books about it, and prepare yourself to talk and behave in ways that fee... read more

Working from home: Is it viable in Mexico? Ilya Adler

More and more people are holding jobs that do not require commuting. Various positions in the publishing industry, such as writers, for example, do their work at home (or wherever they wish) and simply... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - April 2000

INVESTMENT GRADE GRANTED Mexico has been awarded investment grade by U.S.-based Moody's Investors Services. Moody's raised the long-term foreign currency rating on Mexican sovereig... read more

Mexico's water woes Naomi Adelson

Dr. Leopoldo Rodarte Ramón, general director of the Federal District Water Commission, has a tough job. He is responsible for supplying an ever-growing population with water, draining thousands of ton... read more

Laying off personnel in a Mexico business: Ready, aim, fire! Ilya Adler

You must have all heard or read about it by now: The Coca-Cola company has announced it will "reduce" its payroll by 7,000 employees. Profits were not as good as expected, and it is time to tighten the... read more

Successful expansion in a more efficient Port of Veracruz Maja Wallengren

The privatization of the facilities of the port of Veracruz in 1996 and open competition for market share between the country's main operators, have led to significant improvements in the port's overal... read more
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