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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
Jul 04, 2013

Happy 4th of July: USA and Egypt

It is a great historical irony that on the day the world’s oldest democracy celebrates its independence, one of the world’s oldest....More
Jun 16, 2013

Grills Done the American Way

For us carnivores, outdoor grilling can be a bastion of tranquility. Enjoying an adult beverage and "checking the meat" seems to be....More
Jun 06, 2013

Fracking in Europe

I am wrapping up a month-long journey across the Old World and have spoken with many public officials, business leaders, and others about America....More
The Relentless Pursuit of Big Volume
May 16, 2013

The Relentless Pursuit of Big Volume

How many times have you heard- or said- something like, “Volume covers all sins”? Or, similarly, “If we could just produce and....More
Andrew R. Thomas
May 04, 2013

Big Data and the Value of Doubt

The rise of “Big Data” is being praised in business schools and pushed by consultants as the tectonic force of the future....More
Apr 18, 2013

A New Era for the Airline Industry?

The culmination of the US Airways / American Airlines deal marks an inflection point in the evolution of the airline industry....More
Apr 03, 2013

A Pencil and the Wonder of Business

The daily struggle of keeping things moving forward makes it difficult to take a step back and appreciate the wonder of business....More
Mar 20, 2013

Twinkies, Fracking, and Globalization

The complexity of our world regularly reveals itself in both big and small ways. One of the more recent examples of how seemingly disparate elements....More
Mar 08, 2013

Pocket Knives on Planes: Good Idea or Not?

It may seem, at least on the surface, a good idea. However, the law of unintended consequences is at play here....More
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