September 16, 2015| by Steve Lawrence

How to Think Like a Futurist

A tough new look at strategic planning

Sheryl Connelly, charged by Ford Motor Company with thinking about the future, describes nothing less than a new world shaping businesses over the next 10 years: new products and materials, shifting markets, powerful pressures on […] Read More

September 2, 2015| by Steve Lawrence

Light in the Chaos

Yes, disruptive forces are rampant, but bet on the United States to lead a new world economy…

Listen carefully and Erik Peterson, hardly an optimist, is talking about the real opportunities for “those who get it right” in a rapidly changing new world economy. Peterson, managing director of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business […] Read More

August 12, 2015| by Steve Lawrence

The World Battleground

Global turmoil and what it could mean for your business

Retired Four Star Admiral and Navy SEAL Eric Olson told the Carbon Conference in February, “we live in a world that is constantly being reconstructed and deconstructed… fighting in places we barely understand.” Then at […] Read More

July 2, 2015| by Steve Lawrence

Story of a Dying Business Revived

What you need to stay competitive and grow

Everyone has a good product at a reasonable price these days, and if you are not meeting your customers’ expectations, then your business is dying. But Ken Schmidt, former director of corporate and financial communications […] Read More

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