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To anyone outside the United States, and rather a lot of people inside America, the current presidential election campaign must seem like the country has lost its collective marbles.
And so it is for every functional area within a business. When times are good, it’s easy to maintain existing relationships. When times are tough, it’s easy for a business to neglect existing relationships and chase after new ones.
As the future of the U.S. wind industry grows less certain day by day, wind farm developers and equipment manufacturers will continue to announce workforce reductions in the US. Driven by steady demand in international markets, they will be moving work, which would have otherwise been done in the US,...
Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to attend the AWEA Fall Symposium. This year it was held in southern California at a lovely hotel. To any casual observer, it appeared to be a normal corporate networking conference.
Last week I attended a fascinating lecture entitled “A New Economic Paradigm – Moving Beyond a Broken Paradigm” by an economist named Joshua Farley from the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.
I just returned from China, and after a week of traveling about Beijing in its ubiquitous and very cheap taxis, I decided to take the Beijing Metro Line 10 back to my hotel. Built in 2008 in time for the Olympics, the metro is modern, efficient, clean, quiet, and cheap...
One fine summer day on my one hour commute through the Green Mountains of Vermont, I was reflecting on the observation that while most business have suffered varying degrees of decline in the Great Recession of 2008, many have not. Why?