UN Secretary General Candidates and Globalization

September 29, 2006

The United Nations is in the process of selecting a successor to Secretary General Kofi Anan. Seven candidates are currently … Continued

Globalization and Competition: Red Flags from Davos

September 28, 2006

A system, country, or organization can only be resilient if it is competitive. Steven Pearlstein, writing in the Washington Post, … Continued

Corporate Scandals Continue to Play Out

September 27, 2006

The horizontal scenarios created by the corporate scandals of 2001/2002 continue to generate headlines. For example, Dennis Kozlowski, the former … Continued

Quality Control and Resilience

September 26, 2006

One of the best ways to become the brunt of jokes is to produce inferior products. Remember the Yugo. Following … Continued

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

September 25, 2006

Illegal immigration has been a hot topic in this election year. Congress, trying to look security conscious as this term … Continued

Connecting the Dots in the Criminal Justice System

September 22, 2006

On the heels of the 9/11 attacks, intelligence and law enforcement organizations were criticized for not sharing information. The challenge … Continued

Corruption and Development

September 21, 2006

Reactions against corruption are beginning to surface in some interesting areas. Yemen is a good example. Better known as the … Continued

Building Resilient Cities

September 20, 2006

A Washington Post article by Annys Shin ["The City as Modern Muse," 18 Sep 2006] discusses the theories being promoted … Continued

Google’s For-Profit Foundation

September 19, 2006

Lots of people this summer, as they grudgingly pulled up to gas pumps and winced, dreamed of driving a car … Continued

Hollywood and Resiliency

September 18, 2006

Rob Pegoraro recently wrote an interesting column in the Washington Post talking about the resiliency (or potential lack of it) … Continued

Gates & Rockefeller Foundations Tackle Food Security in Africa

September 15, 2006

Nothing breeds success like success. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which earlier attracted billions from investor Warren Buffett, has … Continued

U.S. Business Regulations to Be Examined

September 14, 2006

Public companies in the U.S., since the introduction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, have lamented that such regulations impede their ability … Continued

Distributed Assets & Personal Resiliency

September 13, 2006

In a response to my blog about Singapore’s resilient strategy, one thoughtful reader noted, "Despite Singapore having a resilient strategy, … Continued

Resilience and Zarathustra

September 12, 2006

Lessons can be learned from both successes and failures. A New York Times article about the Zoroastrian religion dramatically demonstrates … Continued

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2006

On this fifth anniversary of the events of 9/11, it seems more appropriate to pause and remember those who perished … Continued

Connecting America & China

September 8, 2006

As the father of a Chinese daughter, I maintain a healthy interest in relations between China and America. The New … Continued

Child Labor & Resilient Nations

September 7, 2006

According to a New York Times article by Michael Wines ["Africa Adds to Miserable Ranks of Child Workers," 24 August … Continued

National Strategy for Countering Terrorism

September 6, 2006

Yesterday President Bush released the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism. The White House also released a press release highlighting the … Continued

African Command

September 5, 2006

An article posted on the Time.com site by Sally B. Donnelly titled "The Pentagon Plans for an African Command" [24 … Continued

Bernanke Lauds Globalization’s Benefits

September 1, 2006

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke recently shared his views about sharing global wealth [“Fed Chief Backs Global-Wealth Sharing,” by … Continued