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.

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
Jobs Summit Gains Momentum
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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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