Dr Dan Steinbock is an internationally recognized expert of the multipolar world. He focuses on international business, international relations, investment and risk among the major advanced economies (G7) and large emerging economies (BRICS and beyond). He has consulted for international organizations, government agencies, financial institutions, multinational corporations and SMEs, competitiveness institutes and NGOs. His multipolar advisory and consulting activities include strategic services, policy briefs and guidance, risk management, scenario analysis, economic briefings, competitiveness and innovation analysis, trade and investment assessments – as well as multipolar corporate training and speaking engagements. In addition to his advisory activities (www.differencegroup.net), he cooperates with major US universities (Stern School of Business/NYU, Columbia University, Harvard Business School and Prof Michael E. Porter’s international cluster affiliates) as well as international think-tanks, incl. India China and America Institute (USA), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and EU Center (Singapore). He is a Senior Fulbright Scholar. His commentaries are released in major outlets in a dozen nations across all world regions, from the United States and Europe to China and India. He divides his time between New York City, Shanghai, occasionally Europe and often traveling, especially in Asia.