An Important New Book on China

Holstein-Cover5_03 I worked on this project for much of 2014 and am delighted that it has resulted in the sixth book that I have written or edited. It’s important because it captures one of those historic moments in which we in the West recognize that we may have fundamentally misjudged China’s direction. The book is […]…

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The Riddle of Backshoring

Everyone is preoccupied with terrorism at the moment, but this was a very important story in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. It seems that if we want American companies to bring home their manufacturing from China, we have to pay attention to the entire supply chain that they need to make their products on U.S. […]…

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My Latest Technology Story for Chief Executive

I’ve been doing a series of technology stories for Chief Executive magazine and I’m pleased to think they have been helpful to the chief executives of small and medium-sized companies, which has been a sweet spot of mine for a long time.   How to Bite the ERP Bullet CEOs need to merge their disparate […]…

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East Asia Watch: The Ideological Winds of China

Something is happening in China that I haven’t seen since I first started covering it in 1979, some 35 years ago. President Xi Jinping is either starting or encouraging the start of a Maoist-style ideological campaign against Western-inspired professors, journalists, intellectuals and others who advocate human rights or political pluralism. This is exactly what Mao […]…

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Finding Some Balance in The Debate About Auto Recalls

The New York Times and other media outlets have been pounding the automotive industry for many months and indeed years now, essentially charging that manufacturers are knowingly putting cars on the road with defects that kill people. Or else engaging in criminal behavior to suppress knowledge about problems that arise. But this article in the […]…

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