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Knowledge Transfer site coming Soon

Dr. John PsarouthakisExec. Editor 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, and Senior Lecturer (emeritus), MIT, ME Department.

My JP Management Center will be launching soon a Knowledge Transfer site.

Relevant knowledge is wealth: it is professional and financial success.

For details Look up my various sites, Linkedin, Facebook, and Tweet, and my Business Thinker Internet Magazine (businessthinker.com).

Looking forward to communicating with my large Internet networks of colleagues, associates, and friends.

THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND TODAY’S SOCIETY “Article 2”

Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor of www.BusinessThinker.com,  publisher of www.GavdosPress.com and Founder and former CEO, JP Industries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation.
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We have been in the midst of a fundamental and historic shift of how the economies around the world develop.  With the collapse of communism, the centralized and state control model of the economy has also collapsed. Other socialist State models, i.e., Sweden, UK before Margaret Thatcher, have also collapsed.  What we have now, however, imperfect it maybe, is the model of the “Free Market.”

This shift is occurring in parallel with two other sociopolitical expressions:

  1. Smaller government, though the last couple years this seems to have moderated quite a bit, and
  2. the need, indeed the demand by our society to provide assistance, protection, and distribution of economic benefits a “fair” way

What we are witnessing is a major shift on “how we can fulfill our expectations of a humanistic society” while we keep the state’s interventions and control power at minimum.

Before I deal with this question (shift) let me digress in to a bit of history .  .  .  .  After all, how can a Greek get up to talk about such matters without referring to HISTORY .

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What Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Really Means in the 21st Century

Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, www.BusinessThinker.com and former founder and CEO of JPIndustries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial group.

 

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The preface in my book “Technology Imperative: What Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Really Means in the 21st Century”

My editor and I sat over coffee discussing several possible book projects.  If pressed for a working title that day, I might have tried to jam in as much content as possible to describe the concept—something like Technology, Unemployment, Globalization and What America Must Do to Regain Prosperity, Bring Its Economy Back to Life, and Survive in the New Century. That mouthful sums up the plot (if a non-fiction commentary can be described as having a plot) I had in mind.

In truth, every time I began to explain it I became distracted by the subplot   That is, these “must do” priorities for confronting and conquering an impending national crisis have failed to capture the public imagination despite dire consequences if we fail. Our politicians seem not to understand what is happening. Some ignore the clear facts, while others bark and circle like sheep dogs herding the populace toward the worst possible outcome. The daily mainstream news report has done little to help. I thought I was conveying frustration as I discussed these things, but my editor saw more and offered his own brief working title. “For the moment,” he said, “I am going to call this your ‘Angry Book’.”

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