How The ThinkPad Changed The World

Friends and family, I have a new book coming out next month and I’m asking everyone I know to pre-order it so the publisher gets the feeling that there is great demand for it. That will be crucial in deciding how many copies they print and how much promotion they give it. Go here to […]…

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Man Bites Dog: More Jobs Created in U.S. Than Offshored

 These folks at the Reshoring Initiative are doing awfully important work. Reshoring Exceeded Offshoring in 2016: Policy Changes Needed to Maintain Momentum Kildeer, IL.  May 15, 2017 — For the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. The combined reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) […]…

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Jobs Summit Gains Momentum

Nereta Hosting National Summit Aimed at Creating Jobs in America’s Lagging Regions SCRANTON, Pa., May 16, 2017–The U.S. jobless rate may have dropped to 4.4 percent, the lowest level in more than a decade, but there are millions of Americans who cannot find jobs and employers report that they have millions of positions they cannot […]…

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A Most Important Summit on Job Creation

I’m delighted that I’ve been asked to co-organize and moderate a two-day National Job Creation Summit in Scranton June 14-15. I’ll present my own conclusions but my primary job is going to be to get others to cross-pollinate among these different fields: cluster development experts, workforce development people, entrepeneurs, university professors who teach entrepreneurship, technology […]…

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“Shareholder Activism” Has Gone Too Far at General Motors

We used to call them “greenmailers.” Guys like Carl Icahn. They would take positions in companies and then agitate for changes in management that would quickly make them more money. Then they would sell out. They were parasites. These days, the greenmailers have embraced the terminology of the shareholder activist movement. They talk about “unlocking […]…

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