Looking for Jobs that Last

June 30, 2008

As the U.S. moves into the height of its presidential campaign season, the economy has taken center stage. Stones have … Continued

Poverty and Progress in Peru

June 27, 2008

When one thinks about emerging market tigers around the world, I imagine that Peru is not the first country that … Continued

Revolution or Ruse in Rice Production?

June 26, 2008

Science involves the search for understanding and truth. It’s about generating hypotheses and then testing them to either prove or … Continued

R&D in the Intelligence Community

June 25, 2008

This past April I wrote a blog entitled Happy Birthday DARPA that focused on an article celebrating that agency’s 50th … Continued

GE Chairman Urges Pursuit of Cheap, Green Energy

June 24, 2008

For years people have been looking for technological breakthroughs that would make clean alternative energy sources competitive with electricity produced … Continued

IBM and Global Voluntary Service

June 23, 2008

A New York Times article a couple of months ago detailed an innovative IBM program that sends some of its … Continued

The End of Intervention?

June 20, 2008

In a recent post, I focused on a column by Roger Cohen [Turning the World Upside Down]. In that post, … Continued

A Few Interesting Scientific Breakthroughs

June 19, 2008

I usually like to scan the science section of the New York Times just to see what interesting breakthroughs have … Continued

Doing Business in Iraq

June 18, 2008

The news yesterday that over 50 innocent people were killed in a suicide attack in Baghdad reminds us all how … Continued

Changing the World from the Edges

June 17, 2008

As I have noted in previous posts on innovation, many of the most interesting ideas come from the edges of … Continued

Leadership Training

June 16, 2008

Blog reader Fiona King, who works for Job Profiles, a company that helps people select careers that appeal to them, … Continued

Looking towards the Future with Ray Kurzweil

June 13, 2008

Like most entrepreneurs, I am fascinated with the future because of all the possibilities it holds. Frankly, it’s sometimes a … Continued

Farmers and Forests

June 12, 2008

With grain prices rising as steeply as oil prices, farmers around the world are hoping to cash in while commodities … Continued

Turning the World Upside Down

June 11, 2008

My work with Development-in-a-Box™, as well as my frequent trips overseas, has given me an appreciation for the developing world … Continued

Coal, Cash, and Climate Change

June 10, 2008

In numerous posts, I’ve written about the search for cleaner sources of electrical power including efforts to make coal burn … Continued

Rwanda’s Women

June 9, 2008

As I noted in my last post [Moving Forward in Rwanda], the women of Rwanda have emerged a potent economic … Continued

Moving Forward in Rwanda

June 6, 2008

I have written two posts over the past couple of years about Rwanda — specifically about that country’s attempts to … Continued

Conflict and Dislocation

June 5, 2008

With over 5 million people in China having lost their homes during the recent series of earthquakes, the plight of … Continued

Cellphones and Emerging Markets

June 4, 2008

I have written numerous posts about Development-in-a-Box™ and how it is designed to help emerging market countries (sometimes referred to … Continued

Sometimes Local is Better than Global

June 3, 2008

Often in my discussion about Development-in-a-Box™ I have stressed the importance of connecting with the global economy. An article in … Continued

Will a New China Emerge from the Earthquake’s Rubble?

June 2, 2008

iIn a recent post about the earthquake in China [Globalization and Giving — the Rise of Chinese Philanthropy], I noted … Continued