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.

Incredibly Important Report from Brookings
These guys in the Metropolitan Studies program at the Brookings Institute are soul mates of mine. In this report, they zero in on how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) labs, which are enormous repositories of cutting-edge technologies, should be engaging more deeply with the regional economies around them. The report  argues that the frequently […]
GM and The Rest of The Industry Won’t Be Far Behind Toyota
GM Expects to Offer Hands-Free Driving by 2016 Automated Steering System, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Would Seek to Reduce Crashes By Jeff Bennett  and Joseph B White , The Wall Street Journal Sept. 7, 2014 5:15 p.m. ET GM plans to provide vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in its 2017 Cadillac CTS sedans. General Motors Co. plans to launch by […]
Toyota Take Five–What Will Intelligent Driving Really Mean?
published by William J. Holstein on 7 September 2014 – 1:14pm I came away from Toyota’s Advanced Safety Seminar convinced that there will be dramatic changes in the automobile in coming years. As John Lee from the University of Wisconsin said, there will be more sweeping changes in the interaction between car and driver in […]
Chief Executive magazine–Top Five Play Cars for CEOs
Go here to see the complete list of what Editor Scott Oldham and I came up with: Five Best Fun Cars for CEOs You’ve worked long and hard and you deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Buying a fun, weekend car is one obvious way to do that. Never mind what they […]
Toyota Take Four–An Intriguing Drivers Heads-up Display
Sept. 7, 2014–One of the major questions about building more intelligent cars, and perhaps ones that are ultimately self-driving, is how information is communicated to the driver. Today’s technology would allow an absolute flood of information to reach the driver, but the risk of course is that it would cause driver distraction. The traditional goal […]
Toyota Take Three–How LIDAR helps cars “see
This is what I look like when a car equipped with LIDAR scans me at a distance of 20 feet. (The dark object on my chest is my ID tag.) LIDAR is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating me with a laser and analyzing the light that gets reflected. It is one […]
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