December 8, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

An Economy on the Verge of Take Off?

This analyst says the Trump agenda and the tech revolution will make it happen.

“We are sitting on the precipice of one of the greatest periods of innovation we’ve ever seen,” Brian Wesbury, chief economist at First Trust Advisors, Wheaton, Illinois, recently told the MSCI Aluminum Products Conference 2016. […] Read More

December 8, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

Trump’s Win Was There to See

The media and political gurus were blinded by isolation and their own prejudices

“This election was hiding in plain sight from the very beginning,” a somewhat frustrated Peter Hart, the respected NBC/Wall Street Journal Pollster told the MSCI Aluminum Conference recently. “This did not come from nowhere. But […] Read More

November 9, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

The New "Relationship Business"

Critical digital business strategies you need to understand

On daily basis, the Internet, digital marketing and the vast changes online strategies are bringing to businesses may seem distant concerns for your bottom line. But Mitch Joel, president of Mirum, a marketing agency with […] Read More

September 21, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

Seeing Hope in the Morass

The economy’s hidden strengths and the importance of breaking government gridlock

She’s not saying that we will most certainly break out of the economic malaise gripping the country. But she is saying that the foundations of strength are there. The inescapable conclusion, then, is that we […] Read More

September 7, 2016| by Steve Lawrence

Stop Putting Out Fires and Ignite Your Business

“If you are interested in growth, you have to be interested in innovation.”

You know he’s right. “Ninety-eight percent of your day is spent putting out fires.” This from Luke Williams, professor of innovation at the NYU Stern School of Business, speaking at the MSCI Specialty Metals Conference […] Read More