China’s Fading Miracle

The People’s Republic of China has been growing at 10% annually for most of the past  three decades, and is now the world’s second-largest economy after the USA.  While China’s growth has slowed to a still impressive rate of closer … Continue reading →

Fighting To The Top

Are you looking for young, highly trained, take-charge employees who know how to lead, how to follow, and how to deal calmly with bet-the-company decisions? You’ll find as many as you need among the men and women returning home after … Continue reading →

PE Lessons For CEOs

Along with hedge funds and Wall Street in general, private equity firms were in the crosshairs of the last two presidential campaigns. But lost in the political rhetoric was the fact that private equity firms are really good at generating value … Continue reading →

Farewell, Digital World

Displayed on a shelf of my office bookcase are copies of DOS 1.1 and Visicalc 1.2 on 5 1/4 inch floppy disks, TRSDOS (the operating system for the Radio Shack TRS-80 “microcomputer”) on 8-inch disks, and Issue #1 of Byte Magazine. … Continue reading →

The Return of Voc-Ed

Combine the effects of the financial meltdown, ever-rising college tuition costs (leading to six-figure student debt loads), and a scarcity of well-paying white collar jobs, and suddenly voc-ed is looking pretty good.