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When I give a talk or my writing touches on politics, I am frequently asked to avoid the topic altogether and focus only on the business angle.In just one year as president, Trump has childishly taunted other world leaders, tweeting, for example, that his "nuclear button" is "much bigger and more powerful" than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He has also challenged long-standing alliances, including NATO, dismantled critical regulations, and withdrawn from international agreements.The Brexit vote in June 2016 has thrown the United Kingdom and the European Union into a tailspin, forcing businesses to guess what will come next – and, in many cases, spurring them to shift their operations to other countries.Russian President Vladimir Putin has his fingers in a growing number of geopolitical pies – including, mounting evidence suggests, the U.S.If we've learned anything in the past year, it is that politics and business are inextricably linked. Likewise, political developments have a major impact on business. Poor corporate governance, I have argued, was one of the biggest risks that business faced in 2017 .Instances of abusive labor conditions and large-scale corruption have been brought to light, leading to real change in some unexpected areas (like FIFA).Ignoring politics won't solve our problems.
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