Commentary

While the U.S. tends to think that all good technologies must come from within its borders, a recent trip to Latin America has convinced columnist Michael Rosen that America can learn from research into Brazilian and and Colombian agriculture. In this edition of Yer Biotech...

The strategic relevance of IT has never been more accepted, yet too many CIOs still are caught in the trap of “generic IT,” according to guest columnist Mark McDonald of Gartner, Inc. The good news is that they can escape that trap, and demonstrate business...

Many strategic initiatives fail not from a lack of sponsorship or rigorous project management, but because technical details are overemphasized at the expense of business essentials. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Robert Balon outlines five pitfalls of major initiatives, and stresses that interaction with...

Ken Hendricks, who founded and built ABC Supply Co. into a $3 billion annual business, was a shining example of entrepreneurialism and philanthropy in Wisconsin, writes his friend and WTN columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still pays homage to Hendricks, who...

The demise of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States in favor of global accounting standards has accelerated and will challenge American businesses in more ways than Sarbanes Oxley, according to columnist and accountant Ron Kral. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Kral advises...

Is the American pharma industry going the way of the U.S. auto industry? Given what transpired in 2007, columnist Michael Rosen wonders about that in this edition of Yer Biotech Blues. The way Big Pharma has and likely will continue to scamble to recover lost...

Where have all the people gone that know what they are talking about, especially the apparently arcane subject of network infrastructure? The question is posed by columnist and cocktail party imbiber James Carlini, who challenges policy makers and others to take the network competency test...

The legacy of UW Chancellor John Wiley is not confined to the UW-Madison campus, but throughout the state of Wisconsin, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still notes that Wisconsin businesses and campuses throughout the state, particularly UW-Milwaukee, have had...