Should You Become an Entrepreneur?

October 29, 2010

John Seely Brown, the former chief scientist at Xerox Corp. and former director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center … Continued

Rethinking Supply Chains

October 28, 2010

I've written a number of posts over the past few years about the importance of breaking down silos of activity … Continued

PRTM Identifies Five Supply Chain Challenges

October 27, 2010

A study by PRTM Management Consultants titled Lessons Learned from the Global Recession identifies five key challenges that manufacturing and … Continued

Supply Chain Digest Highlights the Enterra Supply Chain Assurance Platform™ (ESCAPE™)

October 26, 2010

Last month I posted a blog about the 2010 CSCMP annual conference held in San Diego at which I served … Continued

Lake Kivu: Exploiting One of Africa’s Exploding Lakes

October 25, 2010

Three lakes in Africa (Lake Monoun, Lake Nyos, and Lake Kivu) are infamous for being subject to limnic eruptions. A … Continued

China and the Rare Earths Conundrum

October 22, 2010

There have been a number of articles written over the past few months discussing China's stranglehold on the rare earth … Continued

Luring Customers in the Information Age

October 21, 2010

In several past posts, I've noted how on-line sales have affected the future of traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Bookstores have perhaps … Continued

A Few Thoughts on Order Management

October 20, 2010

In blog she wrote while with AMR Research, Lora Cecere talked about the vision of Brad Blizzard, Senior Director of … Continued

Update on Masdar City

October 19, 2010

Back in early 2009, I wrote a post about the zero-carbon city that was being planned in the United Arab … Continued

Critical Infrastructure and Worms

October 18, 2010

Perhaps you have been following the story about “computer systems at Iran’s first nuclear-power plant [that] have been infected with … Continued

Two Views of the Millennium Development Goals

October 15, 2010

An editorial in the New York Times last month noted that “ten years ago, leaders of rich and poor countries … Continued

An Update on Africa, Part 2: Mining, Oil and Gas, and Telecommunications

October 14, 2010

In yesterday's post, I discussed four of seven economic sectors examined by McKinsey & Company analysts in a report issued … Continued

An Update on Africa, Part 1: Agriculture, Banking, Consumer Goods, and Infrastructure

October 13, 2010

Although many people still place all African countries into the same basket, analysts at McKinsey & Company remind us that … Continued

A Little Good News Concerning the World’s Poor

October 12, 2010

With the effects of the Great Recession continuing to cling unmercifully to many economies around the world, it might surprise … Continued

Shipping News Keeps Getting Better

October 11, 2010

Back in July I wrote a post entitled Stormy Seas Seem to Be Calming for Shipping Lines. I concluded that … Continued

Let’s Talk Jobs, Conclusion

October 8, 2010

This week, the U.S. Government announced that the private sector had shed another 39,000 jobs in September [“US private sector … Continued

Let’s Talk Jobs, Part 1

October 7, 2010

Back in January of this year some analysts still held out hope that the job market would dramatically improve as … Continued

Update on Education in America

October 6, 2010

In a post entitled Is America Undergoing a Creativity Crisis? Part 1, it was pointed out that "in China there … Continued

James Dyson’s 2010 Short-List of Contestant Designs

October 5, 2010

Each year James Dyson, the English inventor and designer known best for his line of vacuum cleaners, sponsors a contest … Continued

Investing in Energy

October 4, 2010

The Wall Street Journal claims that there is a lot of money to made (and lost) through investments in the … Continued

Flexible and Lean Supply Chains

October 1, 2010

There are a number of phrases one finds in articles and blogs about logistics. Two of the most common are … Continued