Dear Colleagues, Associates, and Friends,
The last 2.5 months I had to take care some maladies that kept me very much in continuous treatment at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Now I am in full recovery mode.
The above kept me away from my computer and unfortunately I could not post articles or news, regularly, in the www.BusinessThinker.com , or in my “Dr. John’s Newsletter”.
Starting this June I will get back on my regular schedule and the above publications will be current again.
Many of you know that the Business Thinker has an archive of well over 500 of “Knowledge Transfer” business related articles that can be visited at any time free of charge as in the past.
I appreciate your continued support by visiting the above publications as many of you have done so far.
Dr. John Psarouthakis
Executive Editor and Publisher
Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor of www.BusinessThinker.com, Founder and former CEO, JP Industries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation, Adjunct Professor(ret.), Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
With ideological shouters exhorting the citizenry toward one precipice on the left and another on the right, a polarized America seems poised for a rocky demise, probably in answer to a Last Days tweet. Worse, this critical mass appears sufficient to drag us all down. The debt bomb and the entitlement bomb, to say nothing of other bombs, wait for no man. Depending which true-believer cliff one leans toward, America is descending into either a communal hell of withering fortune and lost freedoms, or an eternal blue flame of capitalist greed. If you find the shouters outrageously out of touch (not in their Doomsday forecasts, but in their self-fulfilling gridlock), you obviously are not alone. So where can a reader turn to find a compelling centrist message for our generation, or even a little book of bull’s-eye polemic? Where is Frank Capra when you need him, someone who can make us believe in the American Dream even as the 21st Century limps on.
Continue reading Dumbed-Down Politics has Forced us on a Path that We Can Lose the Economic War!
Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, The Business Thinker; Founder and former CEO JPIndustries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation. CV Click here
The changes in culture, markets, and technologies experienced by manufacturing has had a rippling effect into to those institutions charged by societies with the integration of new knowledge.
As we move on further into the 21st century, if we look closely at our university systems we will see that they have, in effect, “reinvented” themselves. Universities are coming to terms in a very proactive sense, with the whole problem of technology change, technology transfer, and the rapid commercialization of technology into useful products and processes.
One way in which this is manifesting itself is the ever increasing exchanges of money, people, and ideas between the university and the industrial sector.
Continue reading THE NEW UNIVERSITY SUB-CULTURE, a brief Op-Ed