Commentary

It’s not possible to resolve political debates such as “Should we raise taxes to revitalize our aging transportation infrastructure?” without first achieving consensus on the role of government. The role debate, at least in my mind, is far less divisive than “how.” So, as we...

Kohl’s Corporation, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, started with a unique business model: just the soft goods. It offered consumers a comfortable buying experience at lower-than-department store prices. Some people, especially Midwesterners, swore by the brand. My sister-in-law— born, raised, still living in Milwaukee, and...

Follow this 30-day program and you will forever look at disruption as the gateway to innovation. Disruption is one of the least well understood aspects of innovation and life in general. We see it as something that comes from the outside, an unwelcome visitor that steps...

Wisconsin has always been in the driver’s seat when it comes to innovation around machines that move on roads, waterways and farm fields. Wisconsin “firsts” include the steam-powered automobile (1871), the automobile race (1878), the motorcycle (1880s), the gasoline-powered automobile (1889), the steel automobile frame (1899);...

I opened the birthday card to find a silver metal cutout of the word FABULOUS glued to a background of shiny fuchsia ribbons. The message was wonderful to receive, for sure. Looking at the card days after my birthday, I realize the word FABULOUS is...

5 things that will bring your dream to life and keep it alive. At the risk of sounding arrogant my view is that the world consists of two fundamental personalities, those who persevere and simply refuse to give up on their dreams, and those who give...

Still wondering what to give that special person this holiday season? Try this. It's that time again when many of us struggle with what to get those special people in our lives. Not surprisingly these next few days are when the highest volume of overnight shipping...