The Medici Effect and New Design

June 29, 2007

One of my early posts [The Medici Effect] discussed Frans Johansson’s interesting book The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the … Continued

Reconnecting with the World

June 28, 2007

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius writes, "When foreign policy gurus Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft all start saying … Continued

Kurdistan and Stability

June 27, 2007

A New York Times article by Kirk Semple caught my eye with its first sentence: "It is a measure of … Continued

The Growing Carbon Market

June 26, 2007

Environmental issues are increasingly taking center stage in a number of fora — from Al Gore’s appearance at the Oscars … Continued

Attracting FDI and Creating a Brighter Future in Dubai

June 25, 2007

I’m back in the United States after a fruitful and interesting trip to the Arabian Gulf. One of the more … Continued

The Innovator’s Dilemma — 10 Years On

June 22, 2007

BusinessWeek takes an online look at how the world has changed ten year’s after Clayton Christensen released his best selling … Continued

Where the Road Ends

June 21, 2007

The USA Today published a special report by Paul Wiseman entitled "The perils of carving a path to the Taliban’s … Continued

A New Hotline with China

June 20, 2007

In a move reminiscent of the Cold War, the Pentagon has announced plans to establish a crisis hotline between Washington … Continued

The West Bank Ripe for Development-in-a-Box™

June 19, 2007

I’m currently in Dubai, having flown here from my third trip to Iraq working on implementing Development-in-a-Box™ in Kurdistan. First … Continued

Fostering Innovation

June 18, 2007

In response to my post "The Tension Between Creativity and Efficiency," ZenPundit Mark Safranski wrote a very thoughtful blog entitled, … Continued

The Transformation of Multinationals

June 15, 2007

A year ago I wrote a post about a letter to the editor of the Financial Times written by IBM … Continued

The Dark Side of the Global Commute

June 14, 2007

Every wave of globalization has required a relatively free flow of people, resources, and capital. As the emotional debates over … Continued

Capitalism Tests the Water in North Korea

June 13, 2007

Most people want the same things from life — security, hope, a job, and enough freedom to pursue activities that … Continued

The Tension Between Creativity and Efficiency

June 12, 2007

Every time you seal a package with Scotch transparent tape or jot yourself a note on a Post-It you are … Continued

The Coming Age of WiTricity?

June 11, 2007

As the world becomes more connected, its reliance on electrical power also increases. Currently, getting power to devices requires either … Continued

Latest Solar Power Developments

June 8, 2007

Global warming and development are inextricably tied together. The Bush administration rejected the Kyoto Accord because it thought it would … Continued

More U.S. Military Involvement in Africa

June 7, 2007

Last fall I wrote a post concerning Pentagon plans to establish a command in Africa [African Command]. The new command, … Continued

Standards and Aid

June 6, 2007

When I have discussed  Development-in-a-Box™, I have always stressed the importance of standards and best practices. If you are going … Continued

The Long Road to Iraqi Reconciliation

June 5, 2007

With new U.S. polls showing ever increasing dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq, it is little wonder that Democratic presidential … Continued

The University of Florida Moves Beyond Gatorade

June 4, 2007

I have written before about universities that try to help staff and students capitalize on their research and development by … Continued

Virtual War in Estonia

June 1, 2007

Since the Internet first became popular, users have suffered at the hands of those seeking to cause mischief, commit fraud, … Continued