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The theme for this month’s issue of Harvard Business Review is “Reinventing America – Why the World needs the U.S. to Bounce Back”. There is one article in particular which highlights the need for the U.S. to become more competitive. Here Michael E. Porter (ever hear of Porter’s Five Forces Model?) and Jan W. Rivkin discuss the need for America to repair some “cracks in the foundation.” The area that I found most critical is human development, particularly the lack of focus on our education systems and the training / development of our employees.

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While I was growing up with my grandfather (who was quite a management whiz) in India, he explained the concept of inflation when I was quite young.  He told me that people were going out and buying necessities and then storing them to protect against rising prices.  India…

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Bangladesh is on the verge of a shrinking population!! Wow – what has this world come to and how did we get here? According to Doug Sanders, we might be at a tipping point in global population and may have hit “peak people”, just like peak oil (past the declining point of global supply-limn). He bases his assertions on a number of points which, if you agree with him, has tectonic (pardon the hyperbole) implications.

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Dalip Raheja (President and CEO) and Anne Kohler (EVP and COO) have been honored by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as 2012 Provider Pros. This is the seventh time Anne and Dalip have been listed. The Provider Pros to Know list honors individuals from software firms and…

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