Ford is now Fourth

This one is for my buddy Steve Davidson who has elected to hang tough with Ford Motor Company…  For those of you not aware, Ford has literally mortgaged their future and finally acknowledged that they are no longer one of

Hindsight is 20-20

Many of you may not recall that in 1990, Lotus and Novell were going to merge into a software powerhouse (excerpts from the May 21, 1990 New York Times):   The merger didn’t happen because each company “thought too much

US Army Spending

According to StrategyMilitary, you can get a good idea of U.S. Army priorities by looking at how they plan to spend their money in the next year. Despite having one of the largest aircraft fleets in the world, the Army

A Newbies View on “24″

I hadn’t really heard of the Fox television action series starring Kiefer Sutherland until recently… Son Leonard and I started watching 24 with the back-to-back 2-hour episodes that launched their 2007 season.   We were impressed enough with some of the rugged

What is Sales & Marketing?

The buzz word in today’s business world is “MARKETING”. However, people often ask for a simple explanation of “marketing.” Well, here it is: 1. You’re a woman and you see a handsome guy at a party. You go up to

It’s Baaacck… AT&T

American Telephone & Telegraph, the original name of the company founded by Alexander Graham Bell, held a monopoly on telecommunication in the US for many years.  Based on direction from the US Department of Justice, AT&T was divided into seven Regional Bell Operating

Business in New Orleans

I just spent a few days at a business conference in New Orleans.   This was a summit on “Design for Six Sigma” and I co-presented the interim results from one of our projects.  While it was not a large meeting,