Peter Drucker is by far the most important management thinker of the 20th century. Even in 2010, his thinking and guidance is highly effective and has lost little of its lustre and value. The Five Most Important Questions Drucker formulated five "Most Important" questions to ask an organization. Each of them have subquestions which result. ... Read more
First, read the blog entry Nine Time Horizons - Connecting the Past to the Future from 2009-04-30 Definition of Time Horizon A time horizon is understood here as a cognitive structure in which planning and thinking about the future (and the past) can be effectively accomplished. The idea is that there is no intuition regarding ... Read more
Moderately Not severely. In comparison to much more difficult weeks this one is mild. Yet, it was not easy, hence moderate in scope. Difficult The difficult part started right there in the beginning, and after a bit of seeming progress (though perhaps mild) it progressed into difficulty surprisingly quickly. Week It took up the entire ... Read more
I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain - and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light. I have looked down the saddest city lane. I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. I have stood still and ... Read more
Cultural Differences As an expatriate American there are many cultural differences I have come across where I now live in Chiang Mai, Thailand. One is the buddhist concept of being a refuge for others. The ability to provide for other people, to feed and shelter them and to take care of their needs is important ... Read more
2009 In Review This past year has been very interesting. A major reason was the relocation out of the US to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Living abroad as an expatriate has a sense of permanent discovery to it, especially the first year. I transitioned out (aka dropped out) of my PhD program at the University ... Read more
This is about the commercial viability, supporting documents available, NASA support and competitions, projected use and demand, and green focus of the flying car. NASA predicts that two-car families will have one road car and one flying car in their garages in the next 30 or so years. -Mail and Guardian Turns out, there are ... Read more
Beauty, Design Constraints and Innovation Jeff McNeill podcast for 2009-12-19. * Why beauty, like real estate, should be a part of the marketing budget. * What is the relationship between beauty and innovation?
Biopolymers, Biocomposites and Bamboo - Podcast 2009-12-19 . How are biopolymers made, what are biocomposites, how do we use bamboo. Sustainable construction.
Motorcycle Engine Future Aircraft - Jeff McNeill Podcast 2009-12-18 The Honda motorcycle engine as the future of personal aircraft power plants See also Openflight power plant technology * Emissions * Cost * Availability * Superior Engineering * Maintenance Polution, Polution, Global Warming One big problem that these airplane engine manufacturers are not taking at all ... Read more