Chinese Cyber Army

As follow-on to my earlier postings about Chinese methods for accelerating their economic prowess, I offer this:  There’s a stealthy cyber war going on between China and the rest of the world. It began about five years ago when there

Unusual Job Applications

Weird things people put on their job applications (from actual resumes, cover letters, and applications):  “I am extremely loyal to my present firm, so please don’t let them know of my immediate availability.”  “I intentionally omitted my salary history. I’ve

The China Automotive Challenge

I previously posted about the Chinese approach at economic competition based on stealing trade secrets… The Chinese are now attempting to leapfog the world in automotive manufacturing by buying one of the world’s most sophisticated automotive engine plants, taking it apart piece by

US Auto Industry and the UAW

John Tavardian passed along these comments about a recent article in the Chicago Tribune.  The article describes a huge contributing factor to the state of the American auto industry:  Judy Rowe earns $31.80 an hour to sit and do nothing all day

US Nuclear Submarine

The picture below shows the USS Ohio nuclear submarine.  It has been retrofitted to provide greater tactical support for Navy units such as the SEAL teams.  Hmm, I wonder what that means…

Automotive Industry Update

Update – The natural progression of the downward spiral… Ford and GM are talking about reducing the quantity of dealerships.  This closes the loop on my comments from Jan 23.  Namely, the owner of the Ford dealership in Dayton probably

The Future of Software

Update – BusinessWeek has an article on Open Source that discusses the application of Open Source vs. the database Vendors. It’s interesting to note that many companies are focused on using open source to save money, rather than finding news way to innovate. Jan

Food Flavors

If you’re interested in understanding the flavoring business (i.e., how McDonald’s gets the flavor for their french fries), you will want to read this insightful article from Atlantic Monthly.

Google & the Dot-Bomb Era

In the business news today, Google stock dropped almost 19% in value… Over the past six months, I’ve had a few of my friends ask my opinion on investing in Google.  I told them that it’s important to note that