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.

How Universities Play Leading Roles in Economic Growth
This article in the New York Times would have been easy to miss because it appeared in the Sunday Styles section but it contains important insights about what happens when a university becomes active in fostering start-ups and in creating a flow of high-quality talent. I wrote a chapter about Pittsburgh in my 2011 book, The […]
A Seriously Important Artricle on Crispr
One of the things I learned from writing the ThinkPad book is that the technological revolution we’ve been living through isn’t close to being finished. In some ways, in fact, it is accelerating. Consider just this handful of technologies: 3D printing, drones, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, facial recognition, advanced robotics, […]
New York State’s “Industrial Policy”–Take One
With the federal government essentially paralyzed when it comes to economic growth strategies, I and others have long concentrated on the roles that states, cities and regions are playing in creating jobs. I’ve recently had contact with several officials involved in New York State’s economic development efforts and, when added up, their stories are quite […]
The Fascinating Story of the ThinkPad
My first public appearance regarding the latest book I have co-authored, “How The ThinkPad Changed The World.”
The Automobile’s Very Complicated Future
There are three major trends that are hitting the auto industry all at once–the push toward autonomous driving, the proliferation of propulsion systems and the ride-sharing model. It’s an even more complicated future than even some experts recognize. Here’s my take.
Conscious Consumption: Big Changes Coming in the Consumer Products Industry
This issue is outside my normal scope but I had fun with it in this article from Compass magazine, the thought leadership platform of Dassault Systemes.
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