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Let's Stop Scaring Ourselves to Death

Oct. 18, 2014
We are not biologically wired to deal with the 24/7/365 news media. It is scaring us to death.
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War Drums Get Louder in Eastern Europe

Sept. 19, 2014
While much of the world’s attention is once again on the Middle East, we should not lose focus on Eastern Europe. In recent weeks, the rhetoric has ratcheted up, and so has the...
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Apple Now in Walmart's Distribution Trap

Sept. 13, 2014
Over the years, I have written in this space how a Megacustomer (one that equals more than 10% of a firm’s total revenue) will ultimately capture the lion’s share of value from...
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Why No One Will Ever Understand the Supply Chain

Aug. 22, 2014
The daily struggle of keeping things moving forward makes it difficult to take a step back and appreciate the wonder of business and the supply chain. In 1958, Leonard Read published...
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The Cracks at Wal-Mart Get Even Deeper

July 27, 2014
I’ve been writing for 15 years that the Wal-Mart model is unsustainable; and, will ultimately cannibalize itself. Recent news that the president of its U.S. operations was replaced...
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The Joy of Public Transport

April 26, 2014
For generations, compulsory military service in the Western World- at least for most males- produced a leveling effect. It didn’t matter where the man next to you on the Higgins...
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Has Supply Chain Success Ruined Marketing?

April 14, 2014
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 Wilkinson and myself are currently...

The Sabotage of MH 370

March 15, 2014
Some contextual points regarding the now admitted sabotage of Malaysian Airways Flight 370:
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Fracking, Ukraine, and Russia

March 2, 2014
Let’s start with this premise: Ukraine has always been a vital part of Russia’s existence. As Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in 1998, “Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian...