Oportunidades At Home and Abroad

April 30, 2007

Last November I wrote a post about eight Programs That Fight Poverty selected by Tina Rosenberg a New York Times … Continued

More on India’s Future

April 27, 2007

Last month I wrote about how India’s infrastructure (or lack of it) is adversely affecting its ability to develop as … Continued

Climate Terror

April 26, 2007

Canadian iconoclast, futurist, and conflict expert Thomas Homer-Dixon has turned his attention to climate change and its potential for tearing … Continued

Africa Takes Another Step Backwards, But Can Still Move Forward

April 25, 2007

Last Saturday Nigeria’s presidential elections were widely criticized for irregularities and were seen as a setback for African democracy ["Africa’s … Continued

The New Car Nation

April 24, 2007

According to The Economist, the United States was surpassed last by China as the world’s leading producer of automobiles and … Continued

Brandenburg’s Gait

April 23, 2007

When people think about the giants of the music industry, the name Karlheinz Brandenburg doesn’t often come quickly to mind … Continued

Biometric ID Cards

April 20, 2007

Nearly a year ago I wrote about the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s Basic Pilot Program, which electronically searches a combination … Continued

Southern Cal Gets Innovative

April 19, 2007

The University of Southern California has tapped Krisztina Holly, the founding director of MIT’s Deshpande Center — which connects MIT’s … Continued

The Labor Crunch & The Global Commute

April 18, 2007

I have occasionally written about the importance of the global commute as one of the resource flows necessary to keep … Continued

Maturing Web 2.0

April 17, 2007

Web 2.0 has also been called the Social Web because it offers more than information; it offers a new level … Continued

The Age of Entrepreneurs

April 16, 2007

According to Robert E. Litan, vice president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo., the United States … Continued

Magic Middle Kingdom?

April 13, 2007

One of the verities about China is that, although it has been occupied, it has never been culturally conquered. Chinese … Continued

Malaria Fighting Mosquitoes

April 12, 2007

On several occasions I have written about efforts to eliminate malaria in developing countries. Malaria kills more than a million … Continued

Quantum Computing or Quackery?

April 11, 2007

About a month ago, I wrote a post focused on D-Wave Systems, a Canadian firm that claims to have developed … Continued

Dutch Soldiers Implement Sys Admin Approach

April 10, 2007

My colleague Tom Barnett has for years preached the need for a System Administration Force that helps win the peace … Continued

The Visa Game — Hottest Ticket in Town

April 9, 2007

This time of year people think that passes to NCAA final four games or badges to the Masters golf tournament … Continued

Ubiquitous Sensors and the Evernet

April 6, 2007

Talk about big brother watching you — Michael Peck reports how "someday the paint on your wall may spy on … Continued

Incompetence to the Maxx

April 5, 2007

Last week the parent company of TJ Maxx (TJX) reported the theft of nearly 46 million credit and debit card … Continued

Service as Science

April 4, 2007

In hard science fields like math and physics, snickers are often heard whenever political "science" or social "science" are mentioned. … Continued

The Coming Pandemic?

April 3, 2007

One cannot seriously consider the future without examining how resilient the economy would be if a pandemic were to sweep … Continued

Financing the Poor

April 2, 2007

As an entrepreneur, I understand the importance of funding and know how difficult it is to obtain. When I look … Continued