Authors
Frank Schell
Frank Schell
Frank Schell is a business strategy consultant and former senior vice president of the First National Bank of Chicago. He was a Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago and is a contributor of opinion pieces to various journals.
by | Feb 25, 2020

President Trump has just received a hero’s welcome from the people of the Republic of India. And with Trump’s affinity for direct negotiation at the chief executive level, the colorful pageantry of dancers, camels, and Mahatma Gandhi’s spinning wheel accorded…

by | Feb 2, 2020

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: … And drunk the milk of Paradise. — “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1797) Recently, Starbucks Corporation of Seattle opened its gigantic 35,000-square-foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago, which now…

by | Dec 23, 2019

In recent days, India has seen much violent protest and communal unrest in view of reaction to the provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act adopted on December 11 by its Parliament. Designed to offer citizenship for religious minorities fleeing persecution…

by | Oct 10, 2019

Receiving limited attention in mainstream media is India’s recently expressed desire to hit the “refresh” button in its relations with the United States. As recently reported in USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Minister of External…

by | Aug 13, 2019

The architecture of South Asia has been altered. Last week, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir had its autonomy revoked and is now under the direct control of the Centre, or the Government of India. Article 370 of India’s…

by | Jul 8, 2019

If Lawrence Welk were with us today, after a performance of the Lennon Sisters on his show, he might introduce a commercial like this: “And now, from Menlo Park, the Facebook cryptofolks.” With customary arrogance and digital panache, Facebook Inc….

by | May 25, 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has done it again. In the results of the general election announced Thursday, and as he did five years ago, Modi has achieved another absolute majority for his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party…

by | May 17, 2019

Ralph Lauren Corporation continues to disappoint investors. Its stock price is off over 21% in the past five years, showing some recovery since a low in April of 2017. Same-store sales in North America are the company’s biggest challenge, showing…

by | Apr 8, 2019

The bloom is off the rose for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the crown jewel of China’s vaunted Belt and Road Initiative — designed to economically link Europe, Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia to Beijing. About 70…

by | Mar 14, 2019

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, has a strategic opportunity: to seek rapprochement now with archenemy Pakistan. Following the recent attack on a police convoy in Pulwama in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary police,…

o
Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register