The Washing Machine and Water

March 31, 2010

On the American television reality series Survivor, the host, Jeff Probst, reminds participants that in the game "fire represents life." … Continued

Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists

March 30, 2010

Entrepreneurs looking for capital and ventures capitalists looking for good ideas are natural partners; but not necessarily loving ones. Although … Continued

Breaking Down Silos

March 29, 2010

The deleterious effects of organizational silos have received a lot of press recently. Med Yones, an international expert specializing in … Continued

Hungry, Thirsty, Scared? Call Your Robot

March 26, 2010

In 1974, author John le Carré wrote a novel he entitled Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He was writing about humans; … Continued

Optiant: Good Software Company Acquired at a Bargain Price

March 25, 2010

Two bloggers that I regularly read (Lora Cecere and Bob Ferrari) recently posted blogs about Logility's acquisition of a software … Continued

Nation-Building Approaches Continue to Evolve as SysAdmin Comes of Age

March 24, 2010

Because of Enterra Solutions' continuing interest in helping develop economies in emerging market countries, I have written a number of … Continued

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

March 23, 2010

Goldman Sachs has been receiving a lot of bad press recently about its activities relating to the financial crisis in … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources: Conclusion

March 22, 2010

The so-called green energy sector (i.e., alternative and renewable sources of energy) is one of the few areas that finds … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources, Part 7: Electric Vehicles

March 19, 2010

This post is a little different than the previous posts in this series about alternative energy sources. As with all … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources, Part 6: Solar

March 18, 2010

This is the sixth in a series of posts on alternative energy sources using as a starting point an article … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources, Part 5: Wind

March 17, 2010

This is the fifth in a series of posts on alternative energy sources using as a starting point an article … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources, Part 4: Carbon Capture and Storage

March 16, 2010

This is the fourth in a series of posts on alternative energy sources that uses as a starting point an … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources, Part 3: Biofuels

March 15, 2010

For this series on alternative energy sources, I'm using an article by Michael Totty as the stepping off point for … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources, Part 2: Nuclear Power

March 12, 2010

I introduced this series on alternative energy sources with an article by Michael Totty [“The Long Road to an Alternative-Energy … Continued

Updates on Alternative Energy Sources, Part 1

March 11, 2010

Over the past couple of months, there have been an increasing number of articles about advances in alternative energy research. … Continued

Companies Seeking Greater Control Over Their Supply Chains

March 10, 2010

In a post entitled Walmart and the Food Supply Chain, I discussed Walmart's announcement that it is working hard to … Continued

India’s Struggle to Develop, Conclusion

March 9, 2010

This is the final post in a 3-part series about development in India. In this post, I would like focus … Continued

India’s Struggle to Develop, Part 2

March 8, 2010

This is the second post in a 3-part series on development in India. Yesterday’s post dealt with challenges that India … Continued

India’s Struggle to Develop, Part 1

March 5, 2010

This is the first in a 3-part series about development in India. French scholar Romaine Rolland once remarked, “If there … Continued

China Risks Leadership Role with “Me First” Attitude

March 4, 2010

Chinese leaders know that their country's current economic boom is the result of an export economy. Until domestic consumption increases, … Continued

Innovative, Student-Designed Medical Devices

March 3, 2010

Almost everyone in the developed world has heard of James Dyson, the British inventor who became famous touting vacuum cleaners. … Continued

Back to the Future Fuels

March 2, 2010

In the sequel to the popular 1985 movie Back to the Future, the DeLorean automobile that was converted into a … Continued

Turning Trash into Treasure

March 1, 2010

If there is one thing that humankind has mastered, it's the seemingly unlimited ability to create waste. Even in places … Continued