Author Archives: Chris Niccolls

Volkswagen: Why Corporations Choose To Lie

By now everyone has heard the story of how Volkswagen created software to cheat Federal Air pollution standards. The software was aware when the car was hooked into analysis equipment that measured pollution. When it was tested, the software would … Continue reading

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Law Firms Get a Failing Grade In Document Review

Outsourcing is big business! Today, just about every firm today outsources something. Big firms, little firms, manufacturers, accountants, lawyers and technology firms. All big corporations perform certain common functions: payroll, accounting, PC support, and so on. When you’re ready to … Continue reading

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Another Industrial Disaster: Crane Collapses in the Middle East

Earlier this week over 100 people, primarily tourists, were killed in a crane collapse in Mecca. As terrible as this accident was, it was not unique. Every year millions of pilgrims the site Mecca to perform the Hajj, a religious … Continue reading

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Fiery Explosion in Tianjin: The Ongoing Cost Of Outsourcing

When you calculate the costs and benefits of outsourcing, most of the time we only calculate the obvious costs. We calculate the exchange rates, the cost of space, wages, taxation, electricity and equipment. Some look further and examine the education … Continue reading

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Robot Cars Pick Up the Pace In Florida!

We’ve talked about robots and self-driving cars for a while now. You’ve seen articles and videos showing cars driving themselves, but these are test vehicles. While we haven’t yet reached the tipping point for the robotic car, 2015 may be … Continue reading

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Continuous Improvement And The Environment

Over the past few months I’ve written a number of articles on the environment. I wrote these articles because I truly believe that the environment, and recent changes to the environment, are one of the most important issues affecting the … Continue reading

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Is America’s Food… Deadly?

When I was a child, I remember reading the “sort of newspapers” near the checkout in the supermarket. The National Enquirer, The Globe, The Star. “Supermarket Tabloids”, more entertainment than news, were kept safely separate from real newspapers. Stories of … Continue reading

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