Nukes, Development, and Port Security

June 30, 2009

North Korea's recent backsliding in the nuclear arena, Pakistan's troubles with the Taliban, and Iran's stunning election results have once … Continued

Leadership and Good Governance in Africa

June 29, 2009

In my numerous posts about Enterra Solutions' Development-in-a-Box™ approach, one topic that regularly pops up is corruption. Corruption is inextricably … Continued

Carbon Capture and Storage

June 26, 2009

In a recent blog, I noted that legislation being voted on today and aimed at controlling greenhouse gas emissions is … Continued

Biotechnology’s Third Wave

June 25, 2009

Several years ago I recall reading an article by Francis Fukuyama in which he predicted that biotechnology would be one … Continued

U.S. Still Searching for Way Forward on Greenhouse Gases

June 24, 2009

Recently, the United States and China have been in negotiations about to move forward in an effort to reduce greenhous … Continued

Battle to Stop Corruption Wanes

June 23, 2009

In posts about development and Enterra Solutions' Development-in-a-Box™ framework, I have repeatedly lashed out against corruption. Sustainable development is simply … Continued

Chinese Leaders Remain Committed to Censorship

June 22, 2009

Earlier this year, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao held an online chat with Chinese Internet users [“In Crisis, China Vows Openness,” … Continued

The Coming Age of Franken-products

June 19, 2009

If you've been following IT trends, you already know that netbooks are the some of today's hottest selling computer products. … Continued

The Office of the Future

June 18, 2009

Businessmen, especially those working on tight budgets in difficult times, seldom have the luxury of thinking about the ideal work … Continued

Corporate Social Responsibility in Financially-Troubled Times

June 17, 2009

Jack and Suzy Welch write a weekly column for BusinessWeek answering reader questions. One reader recently asked: "What do you … Continued

The Tragedy of the Iranian Elections

June 16, 2009

It’s hard to recall an event that held so much promise but resulted in so much crushed hope as did … Continued

Update on the Middle East’s Kurdish Region

June 15, 2009

As long-time readers of this blog know, my company, Enterra Solutions, does a significant amount of business in the Kurdistan … Continued

Green Monkeys and Chattering Mice

June 12, 2009

Occasionally I read stories that are outside my normal range of topics but that are so interesting I feel compelled … Continued

Emerging Market Recovery

June 11, 2009

In a recent post entitled Crises and the "Next Big Thing", I mentioned Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, who popularized the … Continued

Buying the Farm

June 10, 2009

In my post Food and Water Shortages in the Middle East, I cited an article that reported "several oil-rich nations, … Continued

Patents and Business Processes

June 9, 2009

I have posted two blogs about patents over the past couple of years [The Importance of Patents and Patents and … Continued

The Importance of Connections

June 8, 2009

Humans have been rightly labeled social animals. Of course, humans aren't alone. According to an entry in Wikipedia, "A social … Continued

The Quest for a Better Search Engine Continues

June 5, 2009

I have written several posts about previous attempts of "new and approved" search engines to unseat Google [for example, see … Continued

Exploiting Limited Resources

June 4, 2009

In a previous post [Water Challenges in Israel], I discussed how Israel is using technology to get the most from … Continued

Crises and the “Next Big Thing”

June 3, 2009

Crises are often watershed events. Through the course of the most serious crises, the strong survive and the weak die … Continued

Behold the Baobab

June 2, 2009

Africans consider the baobab tree a miracle of nature. Botanically, the baobab tree is from the genus Adansonia, which contains … Continued

Of Bosses and Business

June 1, 2009

The current economic recession focused the harsh light of the media on chief executive officers of businesses that either helped … Continued