Commentary

Safeguarding trade secrets involves taking some of the mystery out of them to leverage their value to your company, according to Wisconsin attorneys Sverre Roang and Melinda Giftos. In this WTN guest column, they note that companies should protect their trade secrets as zealously as...

Giving more money to K-12 education, without fixing its strategic direction, is like spending more money to build another Titanic after the first one sank, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini’s Comments, he predicts public education will be the next entity to...

In developing the Knowledge Economy, don't forget to promote women-led businesses, which now represent an estimated 40 percent of private business in America, notes Ayla Annac, southwest regional director for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network. In this WTN guest column, Annac says encouraging high-potential women entrepreneurs...

Back from his trip to BIO-Europe, columnist Michael Rosen caught a glimpse of what a tough year 2009 is looking like for biotechnology on a global scale. Nevertheless, the global need for better medicines and treatment of diseases never seems to lapse into a recession,...

The nation's depressing economy has not prevented a Chicago-based venture capital firm with a national investment focus from raising a new, $50.1 million capital fund. In fact, the tight credit market has opened financing doors for OCA Ventures that previously were handled via working capital...

If Wisconsin and the broader Midwest want to increase their information technology profile, one avenue would be to encourage the construction of data centers. In this WTN guest column, John Rath of TEAM, Inc. touts the Midwest as an ideal region for data centers and...

Columnist James Carlini has just about had it with the “bailout” mentality from businesses and units of government that want taxpayers to fund (and prolong) their dysfunctional habits and operations. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, posted after Congress postponed action on a possible bailout...