Category Archives: Best Practices

Don’t re-invent the wheel

Airplanes By The Numbers: The A380 Is Dead, The 737 Is Back In The Air, & The 787 is Grounded Again


As passengers squeeze into ever smaller seats for increasingly delayed flights, a war has been raging for between airline manufacturers. In America’s corner we have the Boeing Company, the world’s biggest Airplane manufacturer. In Europe’s corner we have AirBus, an … Continue reading

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ESG… Impact Investors Rank “Good Guy” Companies


Wherever there are investors that are ready to put money into companies, you will also find analysts trying to figure out if that investment is a good idea. But what is a good investment? What is it that turns someone … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark Theme Park Fails


Remember the children’s story from the Bible, “Noah’s Ark?” That’s the one where 4,000 years ago a small middle eastern family builds the world’s largest boat, sails through the world’s most catastrophic flood, while managing the world’s largest animal rescue? … Continue reading

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Intellectual Disability… Why Growing Up Is A Growing Problem!


Many America families have a child with intellectual disabilities (ID) – autism, Downs Syndrome, a traumatic head injury, and many other conditions. These children may never fully developing their mental capabilities. They will grow older, but they may never fully … Continue reading

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Project Manager: The Best New Career For Operation Managers?


I recently read an article by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, “Re-Humanising Work and Organizations Through Projects“. Antonio raises an interesting point. Typical positions in operation have changed. Automation and management systems have taken over.  Operations managers once had great latitude and followed their instincts, … Continue reading

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Evolution of The Light Bulb and The Jobless Future


Human beings use technology. Our extensive use of technology is what defines being human. Humanity only has a written history of our early life because we invented the technology of writing. That written history often speaks about the rise and … Continue reading

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Despite Today’s Great Employment, The Future is Jobless


The Federal employment statistics for America have arrived for June of 2018 and they are spectacular! 218,000 new jobs were created, unemployment is low and holding at 4%, but unemployment isn’t so low that inflation is rising, and wages are … Continue reading

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When Small Towns Die Out, Can America Survive?


  When you think of America, what comes to mind? The bright lights of New York’s Broadway? Or a small town, with a quaint main street and homes with well-manicured lawns? America’s self-image is evenly split, and both sides are true, … Continue reading

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The Retail Apocalypse Has Arrived


At the start of 2018, America has the lowest unemployment and the best economy in more than a decade. The stock market is at new highs. It feels like the economy is strong. But… that’s not the way it looks. … Continue reading

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Written In Sand… The Next Global Shortage has Arrived!


As the world becomes more globalized, international projects are getting bigger. As a result, the most unexpected shortages can suddenly appear. A few years ago, China went on a building spree, creating a global shortage of scaffolding and construction cranes. As … Continue reading

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