The Plight and Hope of East Africa

September 30, 2009

This is the third post in a weeklong look at East Africa. In yesterday's post, entitled Africa and America, I … Continued

Africa and America

September 29, 2009

It's not often that the president of another country writes an op-ed piece for an American newspaper; but recently the … Continued

Hope for Somalia? — Not Much, I’m Afraid

September 28, 2009

This week I’m going to write about what’s happening in East Africa beginning with Somalia. In October of last year, … Continued

Update on Turkey and the Kurds

September 25, 2009

Because my company does a significant amount of business in the Kurdish region of Iraq, I have a particular interest … Continued

Good News in Tough Times

September 24, 2009

I have written a number of posts in which I’ve mentioned the World Bank’s Doing Business Report and the positive … Continued

More on Nuclear Power

September 23, 2009

The Financial Times reports that “in the fight to secure fuel supplies and cut carbon emissions, nuclear power looks increasingly … Continued

Changing Demographics in Africa

September 22, 2009

According to New York Times' columnist Nicholas Kristof, one of "the grimmest risks to human life" in Africa is not … Continued

Optimism and Pessimism

September 21, 2009

Since the current recession began, I have been touting the importance of entrepreneurs in getting the economy back on its … Continued

Efforts to Confront Piracy Continue

September 18, 2009

I first wrote about piracy last December in a post entitled The Return of the Pirates. In that post, I … Continued

Inventors as Heroes

September 17, 2009

Luke Johnson, who runs a private equity firm called Risk Capital Partners, recently published an op-ed piece in the Financial … Continued

Science and Jobs

September 16, 2009

New York Times' columnist Bob Herbert claims "the biggest issue confronting ordinary Americans right now — the biggest by far … Continued

The Power of Language

September 15, 2009

In a previous post I wrote about The Power of Words. In that post, I quoted Peggy Noonan, who wrote: … Continued

Norway: Proof (or not) that Oil Need Not be a Curse for Developing Nations

September 14, 2009

I have noted in several past posts that many analysts believe that developing countries sitting atop significant oil reserves are … Continued

Doing Business in the Developing World

September 11, 2009

The news this morning coming out of Asia looks very good for the global economy. Emerging markets appear to be … Continued

The Future of Electric Cars

September 10, 2009

The "cash for clunkers" program has ended in the U.S.; General Motors is still struggling to sell its Opel division … Continued

The Social Media Revolution

September 9, 2009

In a post entitled The Importance of Connections, I discussed the fact that humans have been rightly labeled social animals. … Continued

Religion and Development

September 8, 2009

In a post entitled Morocco's Example, I noted that Morocco has made noticeable progress under the leadership of its 45-year-old … Continued

Labor Day in America

September 7, 2009

With unemployment rates pushing double digits in some American states, this Labor Day is not as happy as it could … Continued

Actions Speak Louder than Words

September 4, 2009

President Obama has made a point of trying to improve relations with the Muslim world. Admiral Michael Mullen, USN, Chairman … Continued

Urban Farmers

September 3, 2009

In a recent post entitled New Approach to Food Security Applauded, I discussed how leaders from the G8 countries are … Continued

Disaster Planning

September 2, 2009

In an earlier post entitled Plans vs. Planning, I quoted the late President and 5-star General, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who … Continued

It’s All in Your Head

September 1, 2009

In a post I entitled The Amazing Mind, I referenced an op-ed piece by David Brooks that lauded the value … Continued