India Outsourcing to the U.S.

September 28, 2007

I have written a number of posts about the global commute — a term used to describe how labor is … Continued

Mobile Phone Software and Standards

September 27, 2007

A couple of my recent posts have discussed mobile phones and the benefits of standardization [Relief, Development, and the Digital … Continued

Developing Third World Seen as Big Business

September 26, 2007

When Tom Barnett and I first started discussing Development-in-a-Box™, we weren't sure if people would understand the approach or see … Continued

Radical Collaboration

September 25, 2007

Steve Hamm, writing in BusinessWeek‘s special section on innovation, discusses lessons learned from IBM’s innovation factory [“Radical Collaboration,” 10 September … Continued

Unreasoned Fear of Muslim Investment Again Raises it Ugly Head

September 24, 2007

The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 created a number of horizontal scenarios that changed the world forever. Anyone who … Continued

Complexity and Resilience

September 21, 2007

When I first founded Enterra Solutions, one of the emerging characteristics of the information age that intrigued me was its … Continued

A Few Good Signs for Africa

September 20, 2007

The United Nations Children’s Fund recently announced that for the first time since 1960 (when records started being kept) the … Continued

Recovering the Spoils of Corruption

September 19, 2007

I have written before about the negative effects that corruption has on struggling economies [for example see my post Corruption, … Continued

In a Twist: Industries Looking to be Regulated

September 18, 2007

The recent problems with food and toys coming out of China have created a situation where some industries that normally … Continued

Two-Sigma Solutions

September 17, 2007

The term Six Sigma has become synonymous with the complex search for perfection. Companies like Six Sigma processes because they … Continued

Innovation, Competition, and Standards

September 14, 2007

Over the past couple of years that I have been writing this blog there have been a few recurring themes … Continued

More on the Movement of Capital at the Bottom of the Pyramid

September 13, 2007

In yesterday’s post [Movement of Capital at the Bottom of the Pyramid], I discussed how important remittances by expatriates are … Continued

Movement of Capital at the Bottom of the Pyramid

September 12, 2007

Globalization is one of those words that can generate strong emotions in both proponents and opponents. Opponents of globalization often … Continued

Is the Coal Rush Over?

September 11, 2007

Over the past year I have written a number of posts dealing with electrical power generation and alternative sources of … Continued

Thomas Friedman’s Take on Kurdistan

September 10, 2007

New York Times‘ columnist Thomas Friedman has been traveling in Iraq. In a recent column, he talked about what he … Continued

SOX Five Years On

September 7, 2007

Just over five years ago, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in response to the corporate scandals at Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, … Continued

IT Growth in Emerging Markets

September 6, 2007

One doesn’t expect to have Borat, the bumbling Kazakh reporter portrayed by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, to serve as the … Continued

Explaining Development-in-a-Box™

September 5, 2007

This blog is being posted on both my web site and Thomas Barnett’s Weblog. It is an effort to explain … Continued

Relief, Development, and the Digital Divide

September 4, 2007

There has been a lot written about the rapid growth of mobile phone users in the world’s poorest nations. The … Continued