Vitamins and Development

May 29, 2009

Almost everyone knows that in the heyday of sailing ships, scurvy was the scourge of sailors. For those not familiar … Continued

Capitalism and Inequality

May 28, 2009

Opponents of capitalism believe that the system is inherently flawed because it creates enormous inequalities in wealth. Back in March … Continued

The Debate about Smart Grids Continues

May 27, 2009

The stimulus package passed earlier this year by Congress contains funding for smartening up America's power grid. An office park … Continued

LED to the Future

May 26, 2009

When most of us hear the term "light emitting diode" or LED, we think either about the little lights that … Continued

In Remembrance …

May 25, 2009

Today America celebrates Memorial Day. Although the holiday marks the unofficial beginning of summer, the day was officially proclaimed on … Continued

Investing in Africa

May 22, 2009

I was recently contacted by Fabiane Dal-Ri from Baird’s Communications Management Consultants about a study her firm conducted in partnership … Continued

The Conundrum of “Clean Coal”

May 21, 2009

Television viewers in America have seen dueling advertisements between environmental groups and the coal industry. Coal industry ads show a … Continued

Conflict and Diplomacy

May 20, 2009

Jimmy Carter is one of the few former presidents whose stature actually rose once he left office. He has dedicated … Continued

Nastiness in Nineveh

May 19, 2009

The very name "Nineveh" conjures up images of past glory. In the Bible, Nineveh is called an "exceeding great city." … Continued

Philanthropy and Development in Emerging Markets

May 18, 2009

Philanthropy and development are two subjects about which I often write. Both are difficult enterprises to maintain during economically hard … Continued

Beam Me Up, Scotty

May 15, 2009

In addition to being an entrepreneur and businessman, I also fancy myself somewhat of a futurist. I think all entrepreneurs … Continued

The Mismatch of Available Jobs and Skills

May 14, 2009

In a post entitled India’s Three E’s: Entrepreneurs, Economics, & Education, I noted that many educated India’s can’t find work … Continued

India’s Three E’s: Entrepreneurs, Economics, & Education

May 13, 2009

In a recent post about Indian entrepreneurs [Entrepreneurs in India], I focused on a number of entrepreneurial enterprises that are … Continued

Seeking Normalcy in Iraq

May 12, 2009

For several decades at least, military analysts have been searching for operational measures of effectiveness (MOEs) beyond body counts in … Continued

Fine African Coffee

May 11, 2009

When one hears the term "sub-Saharan Africa," the first things that normally jump into one's mind are poverty, corruption, and … Continued

Business in Iran

May 8, 2009

I've noted before that, during my travels to Iraq, Iranian businessmen have approached me about doing business. I've explained to … Continued

The Paradox of Internet Growth in Emerging Markets

May 7, 2009

Most Internet start-up companies dream of the day when their company succeeds in gaining a huge online following, like Google, … Continued

The Amazing Mind

May 6, 2009

Saint Augustine, the famous Catholic theologian, once wrote: "The mind commands the body, and it obeys: the mind commands itself, … Continued

Entrepreneurs in India

May 5, 2009

India is an intriguing land rich in history and culture. It is also a land that is home to deep-rooted … Continued

Wealth and the Environment

May 4, 2009

For years analysts have noted that the wealthier a country is the more environmentally concerned it becomes. Adherents of Abraham … Continued

The United Nations’ “Alexandrian Library”

May 1, 2009

The renowned Library of Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest libraries in the ancient world. It is generally thought … Continued