Archive for the 'Competitiveness' Category

My wife Betty and I celebrated our anniversary on Sunday. It’s hard for me to believe that we have been married 58 years now. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that we first met back in Los Alamos. These years together have been very good ones for both of us, and I am grateful […]

In my last blog post, I discussed the fact that American young people scored significantly lower in the areas of math, science, and reading than their foreign counterparts on the 2009 PISA test. In my opinion, this shortfall in achievement will eventually lead to a shortage of qualified workers for high-technology companies in this country. […]

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I am personally worried about the long-term competitiveness of the United States on the world stage. This is a topic I posted on in 2006, and from what I have seen, things have not gotten any better in the four years since. […]

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the current state of the economy and see if there are any predictions to make. I’ve been around for quite a few years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that the economy is not really all that predictable. Sure, if you […]

Staying on the topic of competitiveness for the moment, I read the article that Kenny Pegram so kindly linked to earlier this week. While I hate to differ with David Brooks of the New York Times, it remains to be seen if U.S. competitiveness today is adequate. It appears to me that things aren’t peaches […]

Week twenty: Great to good

As I read my Business Week magazines and Wall Street Journals, I get a rather dismal outlook on the competitiveness of many U.S. businesses. I recently read an article — Great to Good? — written by David Gergen. The article raises interesting questions in my mind about the future competitiveness of the U.S. I have […]


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