I recently traveled to Utah to speak at an NCI Building Systems commercial leadership meeting. NCI is a large manufacturer supplying the nonresidential construction industry; they are based in Houston and have executives on six MAPI councils.
Six years past the trough of the Great Recession, it feels to many as if the aura of crisis still haunts the global economic landscape. China’s slowdown, thankfully not a hard landing, has been more protracted than many expected.
Henry Kissinger’s recent, monumental World Order traces the course of nation state relationships as launched by the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, stressing the need to maintain a peaceful, rules-based system of sovereign states.