Guest Column

Guest Column

March 1, 2009

REBUILDING TRUST IN THE SYSTEM

Chances for successfully resuscitating the economy will depend on how effectively and ethically that can be achieved.

John Mercurio is the executive editor of The Hotline for the National Journal Online and writer of the blog Politiscope. Forward asked him how to restore public trust in our political, business and financial institutions, […] Read More

January 1, 2009

AMERICA'S PLACE IN THE WORLD

While the United States is still the world leader, other nations, such as China, India and Brazil, need to take on more responsibility for problem solving, too.

As Barack Obama takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he immediately confronts a host of foreign policy crises the likes of which we have not seen in many decades. He and his new […] Read More

November 1, 2008

THE BUSINESS EQUIVALENT OF COMMITTING SUICIDE

Every company has a long-term strategic plan but accepts the status quo—the dirty little secret that they're not actually growing.

In a boom economy, growth is often an illusion. Everyone is doing so well that few pay attention to the fact that a lot of companies—big, well-respected, household name companies— are not growing. Growth at […] Read More

July 1, 2008

THE NEXT BIG IDEA

How businesses can best find opportunities in innovation.

Every day, millions of us confront unexpected changes in our lives, and our responses typically are based on how we perceive those changes. A threat? Then we act defensively. An opportunity? We tend to wait […] Read More

May 1, 2008

EXTENDING THE CAREER TRACK

Organizations can avoid the looming labor shortage by rehiring their retirees.

Corporations are ignoring a threat that is every bit as real as inflation and the weakening U.S. dollar: the coming shortage of talented workers.Over the next decade, as baby boomers—the 76 million people born between […] Read More