The Cultures of Technology Intensive Manufacturing

The general topic in this piece concerns the interaction between technology and culture.   My particular slant  will be to review the various sub-cultures that are contained in the general activity of technology-intensive durable goods manufacturing.   This pluralistic approach also reflects the various roles and perspectives that I have played in that context.

For over twenty years, I have been involved in the “manufacturing game”, and have witnessed many changes in that environment.   However, two perspectives have been particularly critical in playing this role of a participant-observer. Continue reading

Welcome to the Business Thinker

Helping You With The Challenges of Business Management In An Incredibly Fast Paced Borderless Business World

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Dr. John Psarouthakis

Rapid change is an integral part of business life today. New management philosophies and tools are constantly being developed, while new technologies emerge at breathtaking speeds.

Today’s executives must constantly instill new vigor and flexibility into their enterprises in order to manage their companies forProfitably. To do this executives need instant and easy access to a full range of contemporary business management tools and models. Executives also need to develop skills in areas they would have never thought necessary just a few short years ago. Many things you learn today will be obsolete two years from now.

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Dynamic Business Growth

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In the world of business nothing ever stays the same. Today’s competitive advantage may be copied by competitors and rendered useless tomorrow. Developing new products and entering new markets are two ways to maintain a competitive edge. But in a fast-paced market, imitators can often quickly follow: even patented items are difficult to defend in a global market. The globalization of commerce has stimulated a shift in thinking about competitive advantage. In many industries a competitive position can come from underlined organizational abilities, in others it could come up from a strategy model of financing, acquisitions, licensing, geographic expansion, or a mathematical model that enables you to integrate several of the above components of growth. Continue reading