I believe the most important thing Americans must do is to secure their economic well-being in an increasingly challenging, complex world. What I have written about all these years is the process of creating wealth, not for any one individual, but for the United States as a whole. Ever since I was a young correspondent witnessing the emergence of China after the country opened in 1979, I’ve believed we have to get more serious about creating wealth. I retain faith in the resiliency of the U.S. economy and the enterprise of American people. If Americans have the right strategies, we can once again create widespread wealth. Come with me on this journey.
What the United States Can Learn from Japan Inc.
June 22, 2017
Japan-watchers may be forgiven for coming to believe that the tight connections between the Japanese government and businesses, long referred to as Japan Inc., have unraveled over the years. Or at least been relaxed. But today’s news that the Japanese government has seized the lead role in buying Toshiba’s semiconductor business shows that old tendencies […]
If you don’t disrupt your company, someone else will
June 21, 2017
Here is my latest article in Compass, the thought leadership platform for Dassault Systemes:
Did Jeff Immelt Pay The Price For What Jack Welch Did?
June 13, 2017
Jack Welch was lionized as the CEO of General Electric. He razzle-dazzled investors and others by pumping up earnings on a consistent basis. But he did it at least in part by greatly expanding the role of GE Capital and its various forms of lending. Welch had little interest in R&D and manufacturing. Jeff Immelt […]
Come hear a talk on How The ThinkPad Changed The World
June 1, 2017
I’m launching the publicity for “How The ThinkPad Changed The World” on June 21 at a Silicon Dragon conference in New York City. Here’s the link for that event. It’s been an amazing ride since the ThinkPad was introduced in 1992. Prior to that time, personal computers were so big that you had to use a […]
If Trump Wants To Get Tough With Germany, Learn How They Do It
May 31, 2017
I realize Trump’s style is to blow off steam without any substantive understanding of the issues, but let’s play a little game. What if he seriously wanted to attack the trade gap between Germany and the United States? He would learn about how the Germans have organized themselves and imitate as much of it as […]
Tom Friedman Gets It Right. So Come to Scranton
May 24, 2017
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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