Commentary

Last week, I shared with you my observations on the French technology market. From Paris, I traveled on to Tel Aviv and spent two and a half days talking to technology companies in Israel. Though I rarely ventured from my hotel, it was a fascinating...

The current state of energy policy in the Wisconsin, especially after the California Energy Crisis and the Blackout of 2003, is undergoing a paradigm shift. There was a time when the major power for change in the electricity industry resided with the utilities, the federal...

America is known for its innovation and ability to take risks, but recent events in the global economy are changing the dynamics and places like South Korea, China and India are now becoming innovators and risk takers, too. India, for example, is gaining ground in...

Plymouth, Wis. - After years of discouraging words about the manufacturing prairie and pejorative phrases like “Rust Belt,” Wisconsin got a much needed boost from a Barron’s Magazine story entitled “Rust Removal” in its December 8, 2003 edition. In an interview with Jeff Gendell,...

As if on cue, fluffy snow fell over Pittsburgh as I returned from Thanksgiving celebrations. That can only mean one thing: the Holidays are upon us and gift giving cannot be far away. This season, the tech industry has a sack full of goodies for...

Lately, I'm hearing a lot of talk about customers. Calling on customers. Securing first customers. Customer trials. It's refreshing, really, after so many years of loose talk about brand building that somehow ignored the very real fact that customers establish the brand reputation as much...