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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?1

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 20141

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 Misallocation2

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 Stamps1

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 Internet2

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
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