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Jul 27, 2014

The Cracks at Wal-Mart Get Even Deeper

I’ve been writing for 15 years that the Wal-Mart model is unsustainable; and, will ultimately cannibalize itself. Recent news that the....More
Jun 19, 2014

Are Russian and Saudi Oil Behind the Crisis in Iraq?

A low-key meeting on June 3 between the foreign ministers of Russia and Saudi Arabia has many wondering if the recent jihadist advances deep into....More
May 31, 2014

June 11, 1998: The Day the World Changed Forever

Pundits, “experts”, and gurus thrive on telling us what the future will hold. They tell us that if we somehow collect better data- and....More
May 06, 2014

Capitalism Without Competition

Seemingly everyone in New York and Paris is walking around with their copy of Thomas’s Piketty’s new book Capital in the Twenty-First....More
Apr 26, 2014

The Joy of Public Transport

For generations, compulsory military service in the Western World- at least for most males- produced a leveling effect.   It didn’t....More
Apr 13, 2014

Has Supply Chain Success Ruined Marketing?

Writing a new book is like going back to school. You’re always learning novel things; and, being challenged about what you think you know. Tim....More
Mar 15, 2014

The Sabotage of MH 370

Some contextual points regarding the now admitted sabotage of Malaysian Airways Flight 370:....More
Mar 02, 2014

Fracking, Ukraine, and Russia

Let’s start with this premise: Ukraine has always been a vital part of Russia’s existence. As Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in 1998, “....More
Feb 06, 2014

What is Going On in Panama?

As a regular visitor to Panama, I've been "reporting" the past several years in this space on the progress surrounding the expansion of....More
Jan 24, 2014

Plans and a Punch in the Mouth

Planning and strategy make up so much of our lives. Yet....More
Dec 29, 2013

Air Travel in 2014

The airlines’ “Flying Cheap Strategy”, which now has us paying for seemingly everything, will continue to search out new revenue....More
Dec 12, 2013

The Great $50 Billion Marketing Misallocation

Research shows that inefficiency within channel incentive programs is staggering....More
Nov 10, 2013

Airport Security, Obamacare, and Largesse

Two recent events at airport security checkpoints in the U.S. reveal a serious lesson about public policy and government largesse. At LAX’s....More
Nov 01, 2013

Profits, Stock Price, and Food Stamps

It’s no wonder that many retailers today are very concerned about the cutbacks to the nation’s food stamp program that are now in....More
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