The Future of Building Materials

July 30, 2010

In brief post about the amount of infrastructure that needs to be built over the next couple of decades [Chart … Continued

The Decade of Emerging Markets?

July 29, 2010

The Great Recession has brought to light how important emerging market nations are for the global economy. Many analysts believe … Continued

Grains — Past, Present, and Future

July 28, 2010

One of America's most patriotic songs praises the "amber waves of grain" that make the United States one the world's … Continued

Making Yourself More Valuable at Work

July 27, 2010

Sam Parker from sent out a short email primer to subscribers on seven things he believes an employee can … Continued

More on the Innovation Gap

July 26, 2010

I first wrote about the so-called “innovation gap” back in September 2008 in a post entitled: Another Slowdown to Worry … Continued

Have You Heard the One About the Chickens?

July 23, 2010

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discussed efforts to convince veterans to consider vocations in farming and other … Continued

Stormy Seas Seem to Be Calming for Shipping Lines

July 22, 2010

Last year about this time, I was reporting on the financial hit that the shipping industry had taken as a … Continued

Entrepreneurs and Business Clusters

July 21, 2010

In a number of past posts about Enterra Solutions’ Development-in-a-Box™ approach, I’ve noted the importance of business clusters. In one … Continued

The Future of Building Materials

July 20, 2010

In brief post about the amount of infrastructure that needs to be built over the next couple of decades [Chart … Continued

Women Entrepreneurs

July 19, 2010

As this year’s college graduates desperately search for jobs, New York Times‘ op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman asserts that that the … Continued

Update on Lighting

July 16, 2010

I have written a couple of posts in the past about innovations in lighting. In a post entitled LED to … Continued

Retailer Chargebacks

July 15, 2010

Last May Enterra Solutions sponsored a Web seminar entitled “Retailer Compliance: Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Penalties.” Consumer Goods Technology … Continued

Innovation and Incubation

July 14, 2010

I have noted in past posts that for an idea to become an innovation it must have three components. Put … Continued

On the Cusp of the Natural Gas Era

July 13, 2010

News about energy in the U.S. media has recently been dominated by stories about the BP oil spill in the … Continued

Trouble Predicted for U.S. and Global Transportation Systems

July 12, 2010

Thom Williams, of Amherst Alpha Advisors, claims, "The present trucking industry remains … a broken model, one which cries out … Continued

In Praise of the Humble Potato

July 9, 2010

An old Irish proverb says, "It is easy to halve the potato where there is love." The unstated assumption in … Continued

Mobile Medicine

July 8, 2010

In a previous post entitled Healthcare in the Developing World, I reported the significant difference that even basic healthcare facilities … Continued

Nurturing Supply Chain Professionals

July 7, 2010

Each year Supply Chain Digest gathers a panel of supply chain experts (virtually) and asks them for their predictions about … Continued

The Ups and Downs of Open Innovation

July 6, 2010

Although most companies would like to innovate internally so that they control the entire process as well as the fruits … Continued

Happy Independence Day

July 5, 2010

Although yesterday (Sunday) was officially Independence Day in the United States, it is being observed today so that people can … Continued

Turkey at the Crossroads

July 2, 2010

Turkey, as everyone knows, straddles two continents. It has played an historic role in both Christian and Muslim religions. And, … Continued

Healthcare in the Developing World

July 1, 2010

You might not have heard that Bill Gates is no longer the world's richest man. He lost his unofficial title … Continued