Author Archives: Chris Niccolls

Will The UAW Strike Change The Auto Industry?


After a month, it looks like the United Auto Worker’s Union (UAW) strike of 2019 will soon be over. It has been a strange strike. There was a time when even the rumor of an auto strike caused the US … Continue reading

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Why Not Refill Instead of Recycle?


Big food companies are revisiting a very retro idea. Why not reuse instead of recycle? Consumers have learned that we haven’t really been recycling for the last 20 years. Instead, we just sent our garbage off to China. Once it … Continue reading

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A Krafty Lesson About 21st Century Consumers


The Golden Triangle is an interesting management concept. This magical object allows you to easily build any two sides. The third side, however, is more difficult, and expensive. “Good, Fast, Cheap” is one of the most common golden triangles. Want a good fast … Continue reading

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The Not So Little Truck That Could!


2020 is expected to be the year of the electric vehicle, a turning point where EVs become a mainstream option for consumers. Every car company has announced an electric or electric hybrid option for 2020. With a simpler engine, far … Continue reading

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The Trump You Know


The 2016 election was a bit… strange. OK, it was VERY strange! Perhaps stranger than anything else in our lifetime! Today, we will look at just one of the Stranger Things. Specifically, how did Donald Trump win enough votes to become … Continue reading

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Supply & Demand: The Secret Power Behind Capitalism!


Millennials don’t trust Capitalism. While Capitalism has done enormous good, self-interest sometimes takes precedence. Yet, Capitalism survives. And continues to evolve. New dialects of Capitalism are built on the original foundation, but the dynamic balance between Capitalists and Public interests … Continue reading

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The Big Payoff: IDD Adult Employment


America is THE Capitalist nation. That’s why not just American citizens, but our Government, really needs to understand some basic Capitalist ideas. Like “Return on Investment” (ROI). For example, President Trump’s trillion-dollar tax cut was supposed to raise wages and pay for … Continue reading

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Last Days Of The American Cowboy


Every culture has a mythology. It tells us about how we see ourselves. For example, America has two distinctly different worlds of work. On the one hand, we have highly educated and highly paid professionals… lawyers, doctors, financial experts, consultants. … Continue reading

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Is The Future Of Robotics… Just A Lot Of Garbage?


By now it’s common knowledge, robots are on the rise. There are robot checkouts in some stores, industrial robots in factories, and warehouse robots that ensure the prompt delivery of your Amazon orders. When the bugs are worked out in … Continue reading

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Capitalism 2.0: Pay For What You Use!


In the 2nd grade, my homeroom teacher loved to have unscheduled ethics tests. Her favorite was, “As you walk down the street, and you see a wallet lying on the ground. The wallet is filled with cash. What do you … Continue reading

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