Tom Friedman Gets It Right. So Come to Scranton

It would be easy to make fun of Tom Friedman of the New York Times for his essay today. What? To understand what’s happening in America, he drove for four days from Indiana to Tennessee? He actually ventured into what New Yorkers regard as “flyover” territory? But it just so happens that he stumbled upon […]…

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Ford’s Mark Fields: A Classic Case of Failed Communications

I think the board of Ford Motor acted unfairly in sacking Mark Fields and replacing him with a 62-year-old furniture guy. But what’s done is done. What went wrong? As a long-time student of how CEOs communicate (see this book), Fields was not able to articulate a vision of how the company was incorporating the […]…

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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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