A Look at Progress

December 31, 2009

Nobel Laureate, economics professor, and New York Times‘ op-ed columnist Paul Krugman suggests that we label the past decade “The … Continued

Artificial Intelligence Still Can’t Beat the Real Thing

December 30, 2009

Earlier this month, John Markoff, who writes about science and information technologies for the New York Times, penned a column … Continued

SecDef Gates Proposes Closer Ties Between Defense and State

December 29, 2009

For years, analysts and planners who have focused on ways to improve development strategies and policies have encouraged decision makers … Continued

More Awards for Innovation

December 28, 2009

In a couple of recent posts (Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship and The New York Times’ Year in Ideas), I’ve focused … Continued

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009

Christmas is obviously a Christian holiday; but it reflects historical traditions of giving and celebrations of life that lie at … Continued

The New York Times’ Year in Ideas

December 24, 2009

For all of the usual reasons, this is my favorite time of the year. One naturally begins thinking more about … Continued

Innovation, Development, and India

December 23, 2009

Professor C.K. Prahalad, who became famous for asserting that profits could be made by selling products and services to the … Continued

An Innovation Agenda

December 22, 2009

Readers of this blog know that one of my favorite topics is innovation. I have been especially keen on this … Continued

Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

December 21, 2009

Michael Arndt, editor of BusinessWeek's innovation and design coverage, reminds us that "innovation requires taking risks, and these are risk-averse … Continued

Kosovo, Independence, and Nation-Building

December 18, 2009

A little over a decade ago news about the Balkan region filled the headlines with accounts of ongoing strife, ethnic … Continued

China and the Globe’s Green Future

December 17, 2009

As the climate summit in Copenhagen continues, all eyes remain on the world's two great polluters — the U.S. and … Continued

Turkey Takes a Big Step Backwards

December 16, 2009

In a recent post that updated past topics on which I've written, I noted that some very positive things were … Continued

The Ups and Downs of the War Against Corruption

December 15, 2009

One of the subjects that caused President Obama a great deal of concern as he contemplated increasing troop strength in … Continued

Climate Change Measures: Good or Bad for Business?

December 14, 2009

Amidst the endless arguments about how to cope with climate change there are very few things that opposing sides agree … Continued

Chasing Balloons and Studying Social Networks

December 11, 2009

A 1956 French film entitled Le ballon rouge won numerous awards (including the Golden Palm at Cannes and an Academy … Continued

Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

December 10, 2009

Mired as we are in a Great Recession that is closely tied to scandals in the financial services sector, it … Continued

An Update on Buying the Farm

December 9, 2009

In a post entitled Buying the Farm, I discussed how countries blessed with money but little arable land are trying … Continued

Building Global Prosperity

December 8, 2009

With the recession lingering, unemployment hovering in double digits, and a new year just weeks away, the Wall Street Journal … Continued

Start-Ups that are Expected to Do Well Despite the Recession

December 7, 2009

I have frequently noted that entrepreneurs see opportunities where others see risks. An article in BusineesWeek agrees that “history shows … Continued

How to Kill a Business

December 4, 2009

In past posts, I have extolled the virtues of entrepreneurs and how important they are for creating jobs. I have … Continued

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

December 3, 2009

One thing that both liberals and conservatives seem to agree on is that America needs to create more jobs and … Continued

Politics in Iraq

December 2, 2009

New York Times' op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman wrote: "Watching Iraqi politics is like watching a tightrope artist crossing a dangerous … Continued

Dubai and Debt

December 1, 2009

Two years ago I wrote a couple of glowing articles about Dubai and how it had transformed itself into an … Continued