How To Improve Technology Commercialization

June 11, 2014–This is one of the most important articles I’ve written lately. The main piece is about how the United States can facilliate the flow of technologies from its idea factories. The second item is a how-to table. Making Tech Transfer Work How America‚Äôs idea factories can work with CEOs to commercialize more technology. […]…

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Automotive Age in Transition

June 15, 2014–This is a fun piece in Compass magazine, the thought leadership platform for Dassault Systemes, the big French software company. From jobs to privacy, driverless cars will bring profound social change Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are poised to create massive societal impacts while transforming urban landscapes and national economies. From the work we do […]…

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Where is Francis Fukuyama When We Need Him?

May 2, 2014–I was at Business Week when the Soviet Union collapsed and we had intense arguments about whether the former Soviets could simply go “cold turkey” and transform themselves into a capitalist-style democracy overnight. Having had experience living in one Communist country, namely China, I knew that was impossible. But then came Francis Fukuyama […]…

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An Important Study on The Risks of Offshoring

2 April 2014 – The Defense Science Board says Offshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing Has Created National Security Vulnerabilities   By Richard A. McCormack editor@manufacturingnews.com For the first time perhaps ever, a U.S.-government report has stated that the shift of American manufacturing overseas is causing a decline in Americans’ standard of living. Most government economic and […]…

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The Most Ignorant Article Paul Krugman Has Ever Written

I’ve been writing about this subject for years. In “The Next American Economy,” I wrote about how the creation of new industries is creating demands for entirely new sorts of workers. San Diego is enjoying a boom in genomics, for example, but finding people to interpret the results of what genetic testing machines find is […]…

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