Business

April 18, 2013
Stephen Roach

Seven Guys in a Room; Let’s Hope They Get It Right

China is the Asian giant that everyone worries is starting to topple over. It doesn’t take a subscriber to “sky is falling” sites like Zero Hedge to see this. Even when China is in the news for its innovation, it can’t seem to catch a break. Witness the recent report […]
April 8, 2013
Google Reader

Out With the Old, In With Something Better

How is the just announced July demise of Google Reader good news? The Google version of the RSS platform was never going to be as glitzy as Google+ or Chrome. Reader has its devoted following, and they’ve gone ahead with the obligatory online petition to grant it a stay of execution. But […]
October 9, 2012
organic cotton

Consumers Want Organic

The ‘organic craze’ in the last decade has moved far beyond the fashionable confines of the middle class, now firmly entrenched in every economic stratum –clearly consumers now demand to know where and how their products come into being. This new consciousness is a very positive result of both companies […]
August 2, 2012
Tim Cook

Responsibility Watchdogs

Humans are now collectively policing each other in unprecedented ways. Much has been made of this new era of ‘social responsibility,’ and the good news is that corporations, governments and all public officials are on display and criticism is never far away – ‘public office’ means just that. This, of […]