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Weathering trade troubles: Lessons from 'The Art of War'

January 16, 2019 Article 2 min read
Authors:
Lou Longo

Amid trade talks, tariffs, and domestic economic uncertainty, here are five things your company can do right now to help weather the storm. Read more in Industry Week.

Two work colleagues discussing trade war topics while viewing a world map.

When it comes to international trade, the words of Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu seem more apt today than ever: “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”

For middle-market companies, these are chaotic times indeed. A great deal is in flux. The North American Free Trade Agreement is being recast. The United States has placed tariffs on steel and aluminum, sparking retaliation and trade tensions with everyone from China to the European Union.

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