From the monthly archives:

November 2011

How did the United States national debt become so high?

November 21, 2011

The United States national debt is causing the national budget to fall into dire straits. How did the US economy fall into such a bad state? Browse below or click on the link to download a presentation that explains what went wrong, why and how. How did the US debt go so bad    

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In search of a more “Venturesome” Europe

November 14, 2011

In the search of silver bullets for improving the conversion ratio from ideas into successful commercial innovations, the search normally ends up in conclusions around competence and capital, and more seldom around attitude and culture. We need to educate ourselves in the fine art of competent entrepreneurship, or we need to improve the availability of […]

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Niall Ferguson on the Six Killer Apps of Prosperity

November 10, 2011

Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. In the TED talk below, the British historian and Harvard University Professor Niall Ferguson asks: “Why the West, and less so the rest?” He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture, calling them the six killer […]

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European Debt Crises Explained

November 10, 2011

The debt levels around the globe are unprecedented in peacetime, as we have written about previously on this blog. The odds of restructurings national and regional debts or defaults are higher than most people believe. When does debt become unsustainable? The video below made by Ciovacco Capital Management, an an independent money management firm . […]

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The Magic Washing Machine

November 7, 2011

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Advanced use of chemistry? The car? The light bulb? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine and shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading. Hans Rosling and the […]

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New paper on Innovation Management for SMEs released

November 6, 2011

In a world of hyper competition, innovation is imperative to gain competitive advantage. However, the coin has a flip side, as innovations are often expensive and can be easily imitated by competitors. In this study, the nature of small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) acting on niche markets with few players have been investigated and explored, […]

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Are you confident with your business’ innovation readiness?

November 2, 2011

Could innovation readiness be the key to long term business survival? In the cross roads of commodity and niche markets opportunities arise for turning a business into new dimensions by simply remake your business model. Do you really want to see your company become a commodity business player with slim margins where only volumes are […]

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