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 Management℠ and the new organizational environment.

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

Corporate Scandals Continue to Play Out

September 27, 2006

The horizontal scenarios created by the corporate scandals of 2001/2002 continue to generate headlines. For example, Dennis Kozlowski, the former … Continued

Quality Control and Resilience

September 26, 2006

One of the best ways to become the brunt of jokes is to produce inferior products. Remember the Yugo. Following … Continued

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

September 25, 2006

Illegal immigration has been a hot topic in this election year. Congress, trying to look security conscious as this term … Continued

Connecting the Dots in the Criminal Justice System

September 22, 2006

On the heels of the 9/11 attacks, intelligence and law enforcement organizations were criticized for not sharing information. The challenge … Continued

Corruption and Development

September 21, 2006

Reactions against corruption are beginning to surface in some interesting areas. Yemen is a good example. Better known as the … Continued

Building Resilient Cities

September 20, 2006

A Washington Post article by Annys Shin ["The City as Modern Muse," 18 Sep 2006] discusses the theories being promoted … Continued

Google’s For-Profit Foundation

September 19, 2006

Lots of people this summer, as they grudgingly pulled up to gas pumps and winced, dreamed of driving a car … Continued

Hollywood and Resiliency

September 18, 2006

Rob Pegoraro recently wrote an interesting column in the Washington Post talking about the resiliency (or potential lack of it) … Continued

Gates & Rockefeller Foundations Tackle Food Security in Africa

September 15, 2006

Nothing breeds success like success. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which earlier attracted billions from investor Warren Buffett, has … Continued

U.S. Business Regulations to Be Examined

September 14, 2006

Public companies in the U.S., since the introduction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, have lamented that such regulations impede their ability … Continued

Distributed Assets & Personal Resiliency

September 13, 2006

In a response to my blog about Singapore’s resilient strategy, one thoughtful reader noted, "Despite Singapore having a resilient strategy, … Continued

Resilience and Zarathustra

September 12, 2006

Lessons can be learned from both successes and failures. A New York Times article about the Zoroastrian religion dramatically demonstrates … Continued

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2006

On this fifth anniversary of the events of 9/11, it seems more appropriate to pause and remember those who perished … Continued

Connecting America & China

September 8, 2006

As the father of a Chinese daughter, I maintain a healthy interest in relations between China and America. The New … Continued

Child Labor & Resilient Nations

September 7, 2006

According to a New York Times article by Michael Wines ["Africa Adds to Miserable Ranks of Child Workers," 24 August … Continued

National Strategy for Countering Terrorism

September 6, 2006

Yesterday President Bush released the National Strategy for Combating Terrorism. The White House also released a press release highlighting the … Continued

African Command

September 5, 2006

An article posted on the Time.com site by Sally B. Donnelly titled "The Pentagon Plans for an African Command" [24 … Continued

Bernanke Lauds Globalization’s Benefits

September 1, 2006

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke recently shared his views about sharing global wealth [“Fed Chief Backs Global-Wealth Sharing,” by … Continued

Art Imitates Life — Resilience in the Movies

August 31, 2006

In an amusing New York Times article entitled "French Prince of Mumbai, Building a Global Audience" [21 August 2006], Laura … Continued

The Future of Nuclear Power

August 30, 2006

One of Enterra Solutions’ focuses is critical infrastructure, including the utility industry. This summer’s heat wave, with its occasional black … Continued

Singapore Revisited

August 29, 2006

My blog concerning Singapore’s Resilient Strategy has received more comments than most posts. One pundit, Nimble Books Publisher W. Frederick … Continued

Singapore’s Resilient Strategy

August 25, 2006

A few year’s ago, the Kevin Bacon Game was all the rage among the entertainment crowd. The goal of the … Continued

Information Sharing in the Intelligence Community

August 24, 2006

Karen DeYoung writing in the Washington Post discusses how the intelligence community has changed in the five years since 9/11 … Continued

Promoting more Resilient DoD IT Architectures

August 23, 2006

An article posted on TechNewsWorld.com discusses a Department of Defense (DoD) report that urges the Department to adopt an open … Continued

Wiring Rwanda to the World

August 22, 2006

In the panoply of nations, Rwanda stands out as one nation which has suffered through a number of calamities including … Continued

System Administration Work in Lebanon

August 18, 2006

There have been a number of articles in the media about rebuilding Lebanon now that a cease fire is in … Continued

Separate & Succeed?

August 17, 2006

As the Iraqi insurgency drags on, more and more Americans are wondering how and when the occupation is going to … Continued

The Military/Market Nexus

August 16, 2006

As Tom Barnett and I meet with government, non-government, and commercial groups, we often talk about the importance of the … Continued

Charity, Horizontal Scenarios & Resilience

August 15, 2006

In my blog about the need for Global Leadership, I noted that “the reason that Hamas and Hezbollah and al … Continued

Brands, Word of Mouth & Resiliency

August 11, 2006

I have posted comments before about corporate responsibility and attempts some companies have made to be socially responsible ("Corporate Conscience"). … Continued

Globalization’s Competitive Landscape

August 10, 2006

I started Enterra Solutions because I saw companies struggling with tectonic shifts in the competitive environment that emerged at the … Continued

Leadership, Trade Talks & Resilience

August 9, 2006

In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) discussed the potential consequences of the collapse … Continued

Wal-Mart, Culture & Resiliency

August 8, 2006

In July 2006, retail giant Wal-Mart announced that it was pulling out of Germany, where it had lost millions of … Continued

The Need for Global Leadership

August 4, 2006

Yesterday I discussed the collapse of the Doha round of trade talks and its likely consequences. Were that the only … Continued

Doha Trade Talks & Globalization’s Future

August 3, 2006

This week’s Economist magazine discusses the collapse of the Doha round of trade talks that started after the system perturbation … Continued

On blogs and other items

August 2, 2006

An article in the 30 July New York Times asks the headline question, "All the Internet’s a Stage. Why Don’t … Continued

Black Fever and Resilience

August 1, 2006

Yesterday’s New York Times contained an interesting article about a charity that was formed to promote drugs that are effective … Continued

Behavior Modification

July 28, 2006

One of the most emailed New York Times articles in the past couple of months has been an article by … Continued

Ecologists and Engineers

July 27, 2006

The always interesting New York Times columnist David Brooks writes today about relationships ["The Relationship Blend"]. Relationships, of course, are … Continued

He Hit Me First

July 26, 2006

In a very interesting op-ed piece, Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert discusses the psychology behind retribution ["He Who Cast the First … Continued

Multinationals 2.0

July 25, 2006

As a result of my post on IBM CEO Sam Palmisano’s letter to editor of the Financial Times [Globalization and … Continued

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