Think Global, Act Local

‘Think Global Act Local’? At a Roundtable Discussion at NUS Guild House on 10 October 2006, P&G and NUS MBA representatives explored the implications of the phrase for multinationals.

Which company has a history of 170 years, markets almost 300 products (22 of which makes more than a billion dollar in sales each year) to more than 5 billion consumers in over 140 countries with annual sales exceeding USD$50 billion?

Which company owns the following brands – Pampers, Pringles, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Tide, Ariel, Gillette, Braun, Duracell, Oral-B and Wella (this list is far from exhaustive)?

Which is the only Blue Ribbon Company to appear on 7 Fortune Lists in 2004?

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Byun and Co. Company Talk

Date: 15 September 2006
Venue: NUS Business School

Not often does it happen that one gets an opportunity to interact with the CEO of a company who also happens to be the founder member. Mr. William Byun, Founder and CEO – Byun and Co. along with his team, visited NUS Business School on September 15th, 2006.

It was a talk with a difference. After a brief introduction about his company, and the niche area it is operating in – carbon finance, Mr. Byun left the floor to the audience. For the next 1 hour, he patiently answered the queries ranging from ‘The inspiration behind getting into this niche market of environmental and carbon-finance” to “Industry outlook and growth prospects”. It turned out to be a great learning session. We got to know about an upcoming business trend and the career opportunities it has to offer to us.

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