Commentary

Forget about asking whether technology drives business or business drives technology. Stop worrying about whether or not technology is strategic. Silence all the rattling about how superior this technology is to that technology. In technology, as with love, there are certain questions that if...

Many companies are their own worst enemies when it comes to retaining young talent. I’ve lost count of the number of managers I’ve met that have given up on this task. Many seem to believe that young people have some form of career ADD or...

Over the past month, I've seen a half dozen great products that may never see the light of the technology market. The products vary widely from unique hardware devices to much-needed vertical software applications to exciting new mobile services and beyond. Each concept is carefully...

What does a nearly 100-year-old greeting card company have to teach the market about mobile content? A lot, it would seem from my recent conversation with Bryan Biniak, general manager of American Greetings' recently formed AGmobile group. ...

Gov. Jim Doyle’s recent trade mission made clear that China represents phenomenal opportunities for Wisconsin companies. But we also learned that Wisconsin companies doing business in China and other parts of the world must take important steps to protect their intellectual property and technology....

Two new comprehensive studies of trends shaping the future workforce have recently been issued by the Hudson Institute and The Rand Corporation – both respected think tanks on economic, political and social issues. Both reports strongly suggest that the challenges of managing talent are about...

There’s only one enemy hovering silently in your life. What’s that, you ask? Time! Watch people. They’re totally overwhelmed trying to control their work and personal schedules. Trapped in the domination of Enemy Number One, you can see them sulking and hear them huffing: "I’m...