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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 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
Oct 07, 2013

Where Millionaires Come From

Everywhere, it seems, five-year anniversary examinations of the latest financial crisis are appearing. I thought it might be interesting to re-....More
Sep 15, 2013

A Counter to Counterinsurgency

I tell my students at the beginning of each semester that ideas have consequences. And, that a grand idea, which does not work, can be very, very....More
Sep 01, 2013

Milestone for Panama Canal Expansion

The first set of massive gates for the new locks have arrived!....More
Aug 18, 2013

The Disappointment of the Internet

After 20 years, we can finally admit that the Internet has been a major disappointment. The hype that the Internet will be a significant improvement....More
Jul 31, 2013

The Return of Saving: Revisited

Everyday on television and in print, market experts and forecasters throw around their opinions as to when the U.S. economy will finally return to....More
Jul 10, 2013

Even Oreck Vacuum Cleaners Can't Clean Up This Mess

Well, it’s official now: Oreck, a high-quality U.S. vacuum cleaner manufacturer, has been finally ground into the carpet. I’ve been....More
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This would be valid if only colleagues could interact. I have seen many workplaces in large organizations where only management can interact. All infomation must flow through managers. To make it worse the work layout does not support interactions. ... If you want the benefits of co-location you have to have the right management structure and the right physical structure!!!

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