In my last blog, I wrote that some of our nation’s top CEOs are saying that skills matter more than academic degrees, which will only take on more importance in the future with artificial intelligence, automation and robotics.
There really is a “new world order” in the making. I’m not talking about an emerging clandestine totalitarian world government. Those conspiracy theorists who promulgate that kind of talk are, well, kooks.
No, I’m referring to something else, something that is creating...
If you are a regular reader of business news, you know there have been some large announced corporate investment projects that haven’t materialized, leaving communities reeling. These projects were either cancelled or substantially downsized.
A few years ago, I got a phone call from a media company that was building its first website for an economic development organization. Being newbies at this, they asked if I might serve as a subcontractor to review their work.
During my childhood, my family moved around a lot. I’m not exactly sure why, but I believe that my father, a metallurgical engineer, was in demand back in the 1960s and 70s as a knowledgeable turnaround artist in the grey iron foundry business.
Well, folks, here we are, another year gone, a new year before us. My Sagittarius Horoscope for 2019 says that I “will witness ebb and flow of opportunities and circumstances,” which is quite profound when you think about it.
The term "virtual reality" is not so old. It was first used in the 1982 novel The Judas Mandala by Damien Broderick, a leading Australian science fiction writer. Not surprisingly, the book focused on a 21st-century time-traveler.
About a year ago, I was engaged in a panel discussion before an audience of economic developers. Another consultant took umbrage with me for suggesting that the legalization of recreational marijuana may, and I repeat may, erode workforce productivity.