I'm Stephen F. DeAngelis, a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in building, financing and operating technology and manufacturing companies. I founded Enterra Solutions, LLC, in 2003 to address the global complexity challenges of corporations and governmental agencies through the effective use of artificial intelligence and patented best practices. Read more about Stephen F. DeAngelis

In this blog, I discuss issues about the effects of globalization on business and government with a focus on supply chain management, innovation, and technology. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about Enterprise Resilience Managementâ„  and the new organizational environment.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog. Read more about Bradd C. Hayes

Security and Privacy

July 21, 2006

Life is filled with tensions, some good and some not so good. Creative tensions, for example, help generate innovations and … Continued

Compatibility and Connectivity

July 20, 2006

Yesterday Microsoft announced that its new Vista operating system, which is scheduled to be released next year, will be more … Continued

Gallimaufry III

July 19, 2006

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge, hence … Continued

Corporate Conscience

July 18, 2006

I have discussed, on several occasions, the importance of public/private partnerships in jumpstarting the development process. One of the reasons … Continued

Chickens, Eggs, & Connectivity

July 14, 2006

Wednesday’s [12 July] Washington Post published an article by Anush Yegyazarian, from PC World, titled "Censorship, Human Rights, and Capitalism." … Continued

Corruption, Development-in-a-Box, and Global Resilience

July 13, 2006

Peter Schaefer, a businessman and consultant with extensive experience working overseas in both the commercial and development sectors, recently posted … Continued

Gallimaufry II

July 11, 2006

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge, hence … Continued

Networked Civilization Revisited

July 7, 2006

I have continued to ponder about Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam’s article, "Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilizations, a Complexity … Continued

Energy Resilience & Path Dependencies

July 6, 2006

My travel schedule is insane, but that is what it takes to get a business up and going. Much of … Continued

Civilizations, Complexity & Resilience

July 5, 2006

Mark Safranski, the erudite ZenPundit recently blogged about the relationship between civilization resiliency and increased complexity. He draws from the … Continued

Between Rhetoric and Results

July 3, 2006

Yesterday’s Washington Post announced the collapse of trade talks that began nearly 5 years ago in Doha, Qatar ["Trade Ministers … Continued

Service and Resilience

June 30, 2006

The winners of a British "manufacturing excellence" competition were recently announced. An article in yesterday’s Financial Times examines the characteristics … Continued

Public-Private Partnerships

June 29, 2006

Even though public-private partnerships have been around for hundreds of years, many such relationships were exploitative (think about the role … Continued

Hurricane Katrina Fraud & Connecting the Dots

June 28, 2006

There has been a lot of coverage recently concerning alleged fraud connected with assistance provided in the wake of Hurricane … Continued

Communities of Practice and Development-in-a-Box

June 27, 2006

Stephen Colbert on his Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report," said, "Warren Buffett is so rich he just hired Bill … Continued

Civic Engagements, Social Capital, and Resilience

June 26, 2006

Sebastion Mallaby, in his Washington Post column ["Why So Lonesome," 26 June 2006], explores the interesting subject of personal connections … Continued

Applying Maslow to Development-in-a-Box

June 23, 2006

An article in today’s New York Times ["In Congo, Hunger and Disease Erode Democracy," by Lydia Polgreen], talks about the … Continued

Investment, Development, & Resilience

June 22, 2006

Over the past few days there have a number of interesting articles that in one way or another discuss the … Continued

Land Policy & Resilience

June 21, 2006

Bolivia, under the left-leaning leadership of Evo Morales, is making another attempt at land reform. An article in the Washington … Continued

The Race to the Top

June 20, 2006

I remember the days when one of the starkest contrasts between capitalism and communism was that the former fostered an … Continued

From Somalia to Svalbard

June 19, 2006

Two subjects over the past few days caught my eye: Somalia and food. Both topics touch on resilience, the first … Continued

Resilience and WMD Threats

June 16, 2006

An article in yesterday’s Washington Post ["The End Is Near, But First, This Commercial," by Libby Copeland], talked about a … Continued

Open or Closed

June 15, 2006

David Brooks’ column in today’s New York Times [“Changing Bedfellows”] summarizes the philosophical tension he believes polarizes modern American politics. … Continued

Globalization and Resilient Enterprises

June 14, 2006

On Monday, the chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel Palmisano wrote an interesting letter to the editor of the Financial … Continued

Why Regulatory Compliance Remains Important

June 13, 2006

The latest shady business practice to have the bright light of the press shined on it is selectively backdating when … Continued

The Energy Challenge

June 12, 2006

The New York Times has been running a series of articles on energy and the challenges the world is having … Continued

Gallimaufry I

June 9, 2006

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge. Occasionally … Continued

Network Resiliency — Good or Bad?

June 8, 2006

The always interesting Mark Safranski (ZenPundit) posted an interesting discussion yesterday on the resiliency of networks. Safranski pointed to MSNBC’s … Continued

Resiliency and the Environment

June 7, 2006

In the commercial world, I preach that a resilient enterprise is agile and adaptable. It moves faster and more effectively … Continued

Out of Africa

June 6, 2006

There are several items in the news today that raise the issue of stability and development in Africa. The first … Continued

The Flip Side of the Dell Computers Model

June 5, 2006

Recently I discussed an article about how Dell Computers is opening mall stores in Texas and New Jersey where its … Continued

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

June 2, 2006

The latest issue of C4ISR: The Journal of Net-Centric Warfare (June 2006) contains an article entitled "Mission Possible" by Peter … Continued

Pattern Recognizers and Solution Simplifiers

June 1, 2006

Thanks to Critt Jarvis (Connecting in Conversation) and Mark Safranski (Zenpundit) for initiating a very interesting discussion on network resiliency … Continued

Business & Culture

May 31, 2006

Lots has been written about culture in the age of globalization. Commentaries range from Samuel Huntington’s warnings that the Latinization … Continued

Dell Computers and the art of Resilience

May 30, 2006

Today’s Washington Post, contained an interesting article about Dell Computer’s attempt to become resilient. The article focused on Dell Computer’s … Continued

DoD Reform and Congressional Recalcitrance

May 26, 2006

Two articles in the most recent issue of Defense News caught my eye. The first was a short essay by … Continued

Man versus Machine

May 25, 2006

The immigration debate is raging, both in Congress and in communities across the country. On one side are the xenophobes … Continued

Human Error and Information Security

May 24, 2006

I’m a big believer in rule set automation as a way of reducing human errors when it comes to performing … Continued

Optimism and Standards

May 23, 2006

Last weekend’s Financial Times contained two interesting articles that highlighted the possibilities and dangers of advancing globalization. Occasionally, as Tom … Continued

SOX: The Ante for Business in the 21st Century

May 22, 2006

Jared Diamond, in his fascinating book Guns, Germs and Steel (Vintage, 1998), explored how the establishment of initial conditions can … Continued

Self-organizing Rule Sets

May 19, 2006

One of the things that attracted me to Tom Barnett’s work was his understanding of the importance of rule sets. … Continued

The Medici Effect

May 18, 2006

In his very interesting book The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures, Frans Johansson … Continued

Plans vs. Planning

May 17, 2006

While perusing Art Hutchinson’s blog site (Mapping Strategy), I came across a wonderful quote from the late President and 5-star … Continued

SOA, Resiliency & Consiliency

May 16, 2006

The blogger Wiggins (Opposed Systems Designs) recently discussed how a Service-Oriented Architecture can improve DoD stability operations using a Development-in-a-Box … Continued

Institution Building vs Nation Building: The Debate Goes On

May 15, 2006

Tom Barnett and I have been spending a lot time recently explaining our concept of Development-in-the-Box to anyone who would … Continued

Wiring Money and Enterprise Resilience

May 12, 2006

Today’s Washington Post contains an interesting article about how competition has reduced the cost of wiring money from the United … Continued

Great Article on Service-Oriented Architecture

May 11, 2006

Yesterday, Enterra’s Senior Managing Director, Tom Barnett, and I met with Accenture CTO, Donald Rippert. Fortuituously, he had just published … Continued

Resilience and Culture, Take Two

May 8, 2006

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit responds to our post on resilience and organizational culture with these provocative thoughts: …overlapping levels of … Continued

Resilience and Organizational Culture

May 5, 2006

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit is up with a thoughtful post about the organizational attributes that enhance or undermine resilience. This … Continued

Resilience, Technology and Human Workflow: Enterra’s Doug Todd in SOA Web Services Journal

May 2, 2006

We describe Enterprise Resilience Management as a new enterprise architecture — one that integrates people, process, technology and data, and … Continued

Moving Forward on Development in a Box: Tom Barnett’s Update

April 27, 2006

We would not want you to conclude that conversations about Development in a Box are taking place only online.  Tom … Continued

Resilience Discussions: Quick Takes

April 26, 2006

Worth noting — several new commentaries on resilience-related themes… Shawn Beilfuss at Asia Logistics Wrap deepens his exploration of Tom … Continued

Global Guerrillas on Raytheon: Resilience, Platforms and Collaboration

April 24, 2006

The discussion about Development in a Box — and the larger Enterprise Resilience Management framework — continues to evolve.  One … Continued

Still More on Development in a Box: Asia Logistics Wrap Makes the Connections

April 20, 2006

We’re continuing to catch up with the ongoing dialogue about Development in a Box and need to point to this … Continued

The Development in a Box Discussion: Two Commentators Who Get it

April 18, 2006

I’ve already mentioned that my article on Development in a Box at Tech Central Station provoked some negative commentary — … Continued

More on Modularity: Pitt and Sarbanes-Oxley Reform

April 14, 2006

No sooner do we begin to explore the concept of modularity than an example presents itself — in yesterday’s Wall … Continued

ZenPundit and Art Hutchinson: Resilience and Modularity

April 11, 2006

Mark at ZenPundit expands on his recent comments about our Development in a Box article with these thoughts about resilience … Continued

Resilience and the Complexity Gap: Snapshots From The Wall Street Journal

April 10, 2006

When we describe the need for Enterprise Resilience Management, we often speak about the Complexity Gap — the gap between … Continued

Resilience, Trust and Assurance: An Introduction

April 7, 2006

We’ve written before — and will again — about the role of Enterprise Resilience Management in establishing trust and assurance … Continued

Complexity Again: Andrew Sullivan on Tom Barnett

April 6, 2006

Leading blogger Andrew Sullivan has this to say about this post by my colleague, Enterra Solutions Senior Managing Director Tom … Continued