Category Archives: Environment

Intelligent Automation Inspires New Plans For Onshoring


    (Previously published in Outsourcing Magazine, 11/4/2017) Offshoring and outsourcing don’t exist in a vacuum. These are processes that take advantage of and are influenced by technology, politics and the larger economy. Look at the last big round of … Continue reading

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7 Lessons Ted Cruise Can Learn From Hurricane Harvey


“Super hurricane” Harvey ended just two weeks ago, and the next super hurricane… Irma… is headed straight for Florida. Storm of the Century? We’ve suffered through so many superstorms that have caused multi-billion dollar damage… Katrina ($108 billion), Sandy ($75 … Continue reading

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It’s a Circus Out There, But Not For Long


(Previously published in “AndSociety”, January 22, 2017.) GEEZE… what happened! On Friday I hear that Ringling Brothers Circus has its first female ringmaster in its 146-year history. I’m thinking, “Well, isn’t that interesting? The news has been completely dominated by … Continue reading

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Death By Sushi: The Eel, Nearly Extinct, And TOTALLY Delicious


(Previously published in AndSociety, January 14th, 2017) In America, we rarely think about food deprivation. Yet we are constantly learning about foods that have become scarce or on their way to extinction. Basics like bananas and oranges are under attack … Continue reading

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Will Cheap Fuel Undermine Sustainability?


When technology changes, early adopters become risk takers. If you sit and wait, you will eventually know which technologies win or are even worth pursuing. Early adopters either see something that the rest of us have missed, or they truly … 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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