Guest Column

Guest Column

March 1, 2010

CHANGE, PLEASE

The national political environment is more than broken—it’s toxic. The major political parties and their leaders don’t trust each other. They don’t enjoy the kind of collegial relationship that, say, former House Speaker Tip O’Neill […] Read More

January 1, 2010

EVERYONE IS A FORECASTER

Why Every Company Needs to Develop its Own Forecasting Habit

Business publications are filled with all kinds of forecasts. You can spend all day every day reading the best guesses of “experts” on the economic outlook, market trends, Fed policies or government spending. You can […] Read More

September 1, 2009

DISRUPT YOURSELF

Find the foothold market no one else sees.

NO ONE’S BUYING.Consumers and companies have to become more price conscious. And therein lies the opportunity for disruptive innovation.Disruptive innovations are created when mainstream companies overshoot some of their customers. They develop a new set […] Read More

July 1, 2009

THE SINGULARITY WILL MAKE US BETTER

One futurist says technology will make us healthier and wealthier.

Ray Kurzweil is a futurist and inventor as well as a pioneer in the fields of omni-font optical character recognition—enabling computers to identify text written in any normal font—and speech-recognition technology. He also is the […] Read More