Commentary

The way the economy is going, an entire new class of entrepreneurs could be created by those who have lost their jobs. In this WTN Guest Column, Wisconsin attorney Sverre Roang focuses on programs to assist minority-owned and women-owned businesses. These programs are established to...

Bailouts do not create customers, but they do guarantee the status quo for business (and government) organizations that should be making drastic changes, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he chides cable television's financial experts and expounds on the holiday sales...

We've just witnessed the sad spectacle of our federal government protecting mediocre Industrial Age auto jobs that aren't even producing world-class products, after doing nothing to protect cutting-edge information technology and telecommunications jobs, laments columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he agrees...

Columnist Tom Still takes this holiday opportunity to play Santa Claus, and he delivers a few practical gifts to Wisconsin public officials. In this Christmas edition of Inside Wisconsin, he pleads for patience for expectant Governor Barbara Lawton, hopes for fund-raising miracles for UW-Madison...

Doom and gloom in the topsy turvy biotechnology industry is nothing new, but biotech has endured tough times before, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this year-end edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen looks back at the often-jarring events and trends of 2008 and what...

There is an emerging consensus that healthcare reform should be an integral part of plans to stimulate the struggling U.S. economy; in the view of one physician, electronic medical records are the key to healthcare reform. In this WTN Guest Column, reprinted from BusinessWeek.com, Dr....

In this economy, it's important for businesses in every industry, tech or no tech, to hold onto as many customers as possible. That starts with peerless customer service, which today is about as common as nickel beer, laments columnist Jim Carlini. In this edition of...

The rate of successful mergers and acquisitions is probably higher than the percentage of successful marriages, but slipshod business practices still cause far too many M&As to fail. In this WTN Guest Column, attorney Chris Cain asserts that the key to successful business integration is...

As part of a forthcoming economic stimulus package, President-elect Barack Obama has alluded to plans for upgrading the nation's broadband infrastructure, something WTN columnist James Carlini has endorsed for years. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, Carlini again asserts that the current copper connections to...