Participatory Innovation

July 31, 2008

I have written a number of posts about innovation. Some of them have focused on the benefits of cross sector … Continued

The Collapse of the Doha Round

July 30, 2008

Today’s papers are carrying stories about what appears to be the final collapse of the so-called Doha Round of trade … Continued

Food and Water Shortages in the Middle East

July 29, 2008

It doesn’t take an agronomist to know that growing food crops naturally is almost impossible in the desert. And it … Continued

Militarization of U.S. Aid to Africa Raises Concerns

July 28, 2008

There is little debate about the fact that most African states will need help developing their economies for some time … Continued

Emerging Economies Showing Resilience

July 25, 2008

While the developed world is suffering from an economic downturn caused in part by rising oil prices, emerging market countries … Continued

Globalization and Economic Stability

July 24, 2008

In two previous posts, I examined articles that discussed two different aspects of globalization: capital flows [Financial Globalization] and the … Continued

Hindsight is Good — Foresight is Better

July 23, 2008

It is no secret that the U.S. military and its political masters had little clue what to do in Iraq … Continued

Dealing with Failed States

July 22, 2008

Regular readers of this blog are familiar with Enterra Solutions’ Development-in-a-Box™ approach for helping emerging market countries achieve sustainable development. … Continued

Colombia Embraces Globalization

July 21, 2008

If you haven’t paid particularly close attention to events in Colombia over the past few years, you might be surprised … Continued

Qatar Punches above its Weight

July 18, 2008

Qatar, the small Middle Eastern nation that pokes like a stubby finger into the Persian Gulf, has found a niche … Continued

Algae and Unintended Consequences

July 17, 2008

In January, I wrote a post about research involving algae as a potential source of biofuel [The Potential of Pond … Continued

Privacy and Connecting-the-Dots

July 16, 2008

The seeds of my current company, Enterra Solutions, can be traced back to the days following the terrorist attacks of … Continued

Little Sacrifices that Make Big Differences

July 15, 2008

One of the reasons that I enjoy reading New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof is that he is basically … Continued

Oil Fuels Kurdistan Economic Boom

July 14, 2008

With oil prices adversely affecting almost every economic sector, many people are calling for more exploration, more drilling, and more … Continued

Plant-based Plastics

July 11, 2008

Much has changed over the past 40 decades. Older readers may recall the 1967 motion picture "The Graduate," in which … Continued

Reviving U.S. Manufacturing

July 10, 2008

In a recent post entitled "Development-in-a-Box™ at Home in America," I focused on an op-ed piece by Thomas Friedman. In … Continued

Kristof Pleads for Books, not Bombs

July 9, 2008

New York Times‘ columnist Nicholas Kristof spends a lot of his time traveling to locations never seen by most globe-trotting … Continued

The Future of Desalination

July 8, 2008

In a recent post, I discussed efforts to harness the power of the ocean’s waves to generate electricity [Harnessing the … Continued

Harnessing the Power of Waves

July 7, 2008

As long as people have turned their eyes from the shore to the sea, they have seen and recognized the … Continued

Happy Fourth of July

July 4, 2008

In the United States, the 4th of July is a time of picnics, parades, and fireworks. It commemorates America’s declaration … Continued

The Comeback of Electric Cars

July 3, 2008

Conspiracy theorists have long rumored that solitary inventors, toiling in their garages and basements, have created technologies that can make … Continued

Creating a Sustainable Future

July 2, 2008

Nearly two decades ago, MIT professor Peter Senge wrote a best-selling business book that introduced the notion of "learning organizations." … Continued

Development-in-a-Box™ at Home in America

July 1, 2008

In a recent op-ed piece, New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman insisted that the next U.S. president needs to focus … Continued