Service and Resilience

June 30, 2006

The winners of a British "manufacturing excellence" competition were recently announced. An article in yesterday’s Financial Times examines the characteristics … Continued

Public-Private Partnerships

June 29, 2006

Even though public-private partnerships have been around for hundreds of years, many such relationships were exploitative (think about the role … Continued

Hurricane Katrina Fraud & Connecting the Dots

June 28, 2006

There has been a lot of coverage recently concerning alleged fraud connected with assistance provided in the wake of Hurricane … Continued

Communities of Practice and Development-in-a-Box

June 27, 2006

Stephen Colbert on his Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report," said, "Warren Buffett is so rich he just hired Bill … Continued

Civic Engagements, Social Capital, and Resilience

June 26, 2006

Sebastion Mallaby, in his Washington Post column ["Why So Lonesome," 26 June 2006], explores the interesting subject of personal connections … Continued

Applying Maslow to Development-in-a-Box

June 23, 2006

An article in today’s New York Times [“In Congo, Hunger and Disease Erode Democracy,” by Lydia Polgreen], talks about the … Continued

Investment, Development, & Resilience

June 22, 2006

Over the past few days there have a number of interesting articles that in one way or another discuss the … Continued

Land Policy & Resilience

June 21, 2006

Bolivia, under the left-leaning leadership of Evo Morales, is making another attempt at land reform. An article in the Washington … Continued

The Race to the Top

June 20, 2006

I remember the days when one of the starkest contrasts between capitalism and communism was that the former fostered an … Continued

From Somalia to Svalbard

June 19, 2006

Two subjects over the past few days caught my eye: Somalia and food. Both topics touch on resilience, the first … Continued

Resilience and WMD Threats

June 16, 2006

An article in yesterday’s Washington Post ["The End Is Near, But First, This Commercial," by Libby Copeland], talked about a … Continued

Open or Closed

June 15, 2006

David Brooks’ column in today’s New York Times [“Changing Bedfellows”] summarizes the philosophical tension he believes polarizes modern American politics. … Continued

Globalization and Resilient Enterprises

June 14, 2006

On Monday, the chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel Palmisano wrote an interesting letter to the editor of the Financial … Continued

Why Regulatory Compliance Remains Important

June 13, 2006

The latest shady business practice to have the bright light of the press shined on it is selectively backdating when … Continued

The Energy Challenge

June 12, 2006

The New York Times has been running a series of articles on energy and the challenges the world is having … Continued

Gallimaufry I

June 9, 2006

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge. Occasionally … Continued

Network Resiliency — Good or Bad?

June 8, 2006

The always interesting Mark Safranski (ZenPundit) posted an interesting discussion yesterday on the resiliency of networks. Safranski pointed to MSNBC’s … Continued

Resiliency and the Environment

June 7, 2006

In the commercial world, I preach that a resilient enterprise is agile and adaptable. It moves faster and more effectively … Continued

Out of Africa

June 6, 2006

There are several items in the news today that raise the issue of stability and development in Africa. The first … Continued

The Flip Side of the Dell Computers Model

June 5, 2006

Recently I discussed an article about how Dell Computers is opening mall stores in Texas and New Jersey where its … Continued

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

June 2, 2006

The latest issue of C4ISR: The Journal of Net-Centric Warfare (June 2006) contains an article entitled "Mission Possible" by Peter … Continued

Pattern Recognizers and Solution Simplifiers

June 1, 2006

Thanks to Critt Jarvis (Connecting in Conversation) and Mark Safranski (Zenpundit) for initiating a very interesting discussion on network resiliency … Continued