Behavior Modification

July 28, 2006

One of the most emailed New York Times articles in the past couple of months has been an article by … Continued

Ecologists and Engineers

July 27, 2006

The always interesting New York Times columnist David Brooks writes today about relationships ["The Relationship Blend"]. Relationships, of course, are … Continued

He Hit Me First

July 26, 2006

In a very interesting op-ed piece, Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert discusses the psychology behind retribution ["He Who Cast the First … Continued

Multinationals 2.0

July 25, 2006

As a result of my post on IBM CEO Sam Palmisano’s letter to editor of the Financial Times [Globalization and … Continued

Security and Privacy

July 21, 2006

Life is filled with tensions, some good and some not so good. Creative tensions, for example, help generate innovations and … Continued

Compatibility and Connectivity

July 20, 2006

Yesterday Microsoft announced that its new Vista operating system, which is scheduled to be released next year, will be more … Continued

Gallimaufry III

July 19, 2006

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

Corporate Conscience

July 18, 2006

I have discussed, on several occasions, the importance of public/private partnerships in jumpstarting the development process. One of the reasons … Continued

Chickens, Eggs, & Connectivity

July 14, 2006

Wednesday’s [12 July] Washington Post published an article by Anush Yegyazarian, from PC World, titled “Censorship, Human Rights, and Capitalism.” … Continued

Corruption, Development-in-a-Box, and Global Resilience

July 13, 2006

Peter Schaefer, a businessman and consultant with extensive experience working overseas in both the commercial and development sectors, recently posted … Continued

Gallimaufry II

July 11, 2006

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

Networked Civilization Revisited

July 7, 2006

I have continued to ponder about Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam’s article, "Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilizations, a Complexity … Continued

Energy Resilience & Path Dependencies

July 6, 2006

My travel schedule is insane, but that is what it takes to get a business up and going. Much of … Continued

Civilizations, Complexity & Resilience

July 5, 2006

Mark Safranski, the erudite ZenPundit recently blogged about the relationship between civilization resiliency and increased complexity. He draws from the … Continued

Between Rhetoric and Results

July 3, 2006

Yesterday’s Washington Post announced the collapse of trade talks that began nearly 5 years ago in Doha, Qatar ["Trade Ministers … Continued