Commentary

A generation ago, then-Gov. Lee Dreyfus made a few waves when he suggested that Wisconsin and other Great Lakes states should become "the blue-eyed Arabs of the Upper Midwest" by selling fresh water to the nation's fast-growing Sunbelt. Well, the issue of water as an...

In last week's article, I mentioned that the medical device market probably broke the $200 billion sales revenue mark last year. In fact, the market research firm Health Research International reports that 2005 medical device sales topped $220 billion and included 4 market segments....

Last week, hard drive stalwart Seagate made a flurry of announcements. The company revealed 10 new disk-based products, including a 750GB hard disk for digital voice recorders (DVR) and an 8GB pocket drive. ...

If you judged Milwaukee by the economic indicators alone, you might conclude it’s a real-life version of Radiator Springs, the dusty, bypassed town in the hit animated movie “Cars.” But just as Radiator Springs earned a happy, Hollywood ending, maybe there’s a more prosperous, real-life...

In the late '90s, a constant parade of start-ups came through my office showing business plans that relied on "monetizing eyeballs" and revenue sharing to generate an income and achieve some splendid valuation. We all know how that story ended: companies - eBay, Amazon, Yahoo,...

In a recent article, we looked at the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world and the size of the pharmaceutical market, which for the first time surpassed $600 million in annual revenues. But this is only part of healthcare equation because another significant market exists...

I recently interviewed Robert M. Price about his book "The Eye For Innovation: Recognizing Possibilities and Managing the Creative Enterprise." This column includes his comments about business, strategy, innovation and "the `C' word. "At its most basic level," he writes, "business strategy is about people." ...