Britain Embraces Entrepreneurism

March 31, 2011

I have repeatedly asserted that one of the best ways to promote economic growth and increase employment is to enact … Continued

“The Cloud” Continues to Gather

March 30, 2011

I posted my first blog about cloud computing in early 2008 [The Coming Age of Cloud Computing (Jan 2008)] and … Continued

No End to Innovation

March 29, 2011

Almost everyone has heard about or read an alleged 1899 statement by U.S. Patent Office Commissioner Charles H. Duell that … Continued

Transforming Global Supply Chains

March 28, 2011

Supply chains have been around since villages began trading goods with each other tens of thousands of years ago. Over … Continued

3D Printing and the Supply Chain

March 25, 2011

The editorial staff at Supply Chain Digest asks an interesting question: “How Soon will ‘Printed’ Parts Revolutionize Supply Chains – … Continued

Just-in-Time Logistics Scrutinized Anew

March 24, 2011

As a result of the combination earthquake/tsunami in Japan, "manufacturing executives from San Mateo to Stuttgart are scrutinizing production schedules, … Continued

More Predictions about the Supply Chain

March 23, 2011

Before we get too much further into 2011, I thought I'd share a few more "expert" predictions about the supply … Continued

The Impact of the Japanese Tsunami on the Supply Chain

March 22, 2011

As the situation in Japan becomes clearer, some companies are beginning to reassess the future of their supply chains. The … Continued

Entrepreneurism: Learning from Others’ Mistakes

March 21, 2011

An old Norwegian proverb states, “Experience is the best teacher, but the tuition is high.” Archibald MacLeish adds, “There is … Continued

Floating Cities

March 18, 2011

Whether one believes that climate change is accelerated by human activity or not, the fact that the earth’s climate has … Continued

Advance Ship Notices

March 17, 2011

The term “Advance Ship Notice” (ASN) is a bit of a misnomer since it implies that the document is sent … Continued

Supply Chain Collaboration

March 16, 2011

During a discussion with Supply Chain Digest editor Dan Gilmore, David Johnston of JDA Software and Atul Pandey of Infosys … Continued

Globalization Trends and the World Economy

March 15, 2011

A little less than a year ago, analysts from the McKinsey Quarterly identified what they considered to be the five … Continued

Intelligence and Disease

March 14, 2011

Katie Baker wrote, “Global differences in intelligence is a sensitive topic, long fraught with controversy and still tinged by the … Continued

Entrepreneurism and the Family

March 11, 2011

In past posts on entrepreneurism, I have noted that entrepreneurs often look to family for investment capital to start a … Continued

The Emerging Global Middle Class

March 10, 2011

In January, the World Bank forecast that the global economy would "grow at a modest 3.3% in 2011." More interestingly, … Continued

Entrepreneurs: Old and Young

March 9, 2011

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Luke Johnson reports that the landscape for entrepreneurs has changed a lot since he first started … Continued

Innovation Inside and Out: Part 2 Inside the Corporate Setting

March 8, 2011

In Part 1 of this two-part series on innovation, I discussed an article by Patricia Cohen in which she reports … Continued

Innovation Inside and Out: Part 1 Outside the Corporate Setting

March 7, 2011

Patricia Cohen writes, “Since the Austrian economist Joseph A. Schumpeter published ‘The Theory of Economic Development’ in 1934, economists and … Continued

Entrepreneurism and Self-Education

March 4, 2011

Lucy Kellaway from the Financial Times recently reported that Tyra Banks was headed to Harvard Business School ["Aiming to be … Continued

Building the Supply Chain of the Future

March 3, 2011

An article published in the McKinsey Quarterly asserts that building the supply chain of the future "means ditching today’s monolithic … Continued

Hard Road Ahead for New States

March 2, 2011

The list of 195 independent countries in the world is about to be joined by the 196th — South Sudan. … Continued

Ports Vie for Increased Market Share

March 1, 2011

My last post discussed the shipping industry from the shipping line perspective. Today I would like to discuss the industry … Continued