Commentary

“People are born with talent and everywhere it is in chains. Fail to develop the talents of any one person, we fail Britain. Talent is 21st century wealth.” This quotation is taken from Tony Blair’s Labour Party Conference Speech in Bournemouth UK, in 1999. It...

Readers of DEMOletter know that I've written regularly about so- called social networks, services such as LinkedIn, Spoke, and Google's Orkut. These columns have run under titles such as "I'm LinkedIn - Now What," and they have questioned the value of these networks to both...

The beginning of a whole new round of Wisconsin economic growth. Six months ago I wrote an article which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published, entitled “Barron’s Article Knocks the Rust Off State Manufacturing Outlook,” that recounted the predictions of a hedge-fund manager named...

Almost by accident, I find myself on what must surely be a quixotic quest for the perfect mobile headset. Over the past few months, I have tried the best designs from Plantronics, Shure, and Etymotic Research. Each of the products I've tried has great strengths...

You’ve heard the drumbeat about IT project failure rates. You’ve probably heard mention of all the usual suspects like the lack of sponsor support, poor requirements and scope definition, lack of business relevance or bad communication. What might not be so apparent in all of...