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Global Observer

About the Global Observer

The Global Observer was originally published at irregular intervals at Going Global,, the site for newbies to the Internet and international business. The publication gained some notoriety with a Special Report, "Evaluating Trade Leads", which was originally published in 1997. This article covered extensively the issue of trade leads and the Internet and challenged some long held assumptions and myths about the subject. Having been reprinted on several websites, it has been hailed by some experts as one of the most important articles on the subject and is being used by world trade clubs and small business development centers as a training aid. It was first summarized in the July 1998 issue of the Gateway newsletter at Trade Compass.

The Global Observer was then moved over to Trade Compass in the spring of 2000. Since that time, it has been irregularily published except for some special reports. Plans are being made to consolidate the various issues and reports published at Trade Compass, Going Global and elsewhere and to then publish a new format under its own domain during the summer of 2001.

The Global Observer covers diverse issues concerning international business and the Internet. In the past , it has covered such subjects as working with an international business consultant, software, websites, how-to articles on expanding into global markets, issues concerning trade intermediaries and a wide variety of issues concerning newbies to the Internet and global business.

You can still access the two special reports that really gave this newsletter its original start here at Going Global:

Evaluating Trade Leads

Evaluating Foreign Distributors

Sometime during late summer or early autumn of 2004, we expect to move the Global Observer to its own subweb at Going Global and to revive it as a regular online newsletter with special reports.


About the editor :

Jeffrey P. Graham is President of JPG Consulting.

For more information, please contact

Mr. Graham at,  or visit JPG Home Page at  or Going Global at

*Reprinted from ZDNet Inc. October 2000, with permission. Copyright (c) 2000 ZDNet Inc. Content originally appearing in Ziff Davis Smart Business is the copyrighted property of Ziff Davis Publishing Holdings Inc. Copyright (c) 2000. All Rights Reserved.

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