Monthly Archives: January 2011

Succession planning in the wireless world

January 19, 2011
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Succession planning in the wireless world

When a founding entrepreneur leaves the company, questions concerning the company’s future abound. This past December, Craig McCaw, co-chairman of the board and founder of Clearwire, turned in his resignation. At 61 years old, this might appear to be an early leave from a bad situation, but closer inspection of the management dynamics reveals that…

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Predictions for 2011 from the Heartland

January 19, 2011
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Oklahoma technology-based startup company mentor, i2E Inc., prognosticates that prosperity in the business arena will be influenced by three trends in 2011: Super-angel investors will work together with micro-venture capital funds to fill entrepreneur needs rapidly. Foreign national students, currently in US-based academic STEM programs, will be retained in US-based jobs. Large firms will invest…

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Still in Battle for the Skies

January 19, 2011
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Still in Battle for the Skies

Boeing is in trouble. Its latest competitive offer, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, continues to experience serious manufacturing delays and now is at least three to six months behind on its delivery schedule. The Federal Aviation Authority is insisting on extensive certification review, before it will permit the plan to fly intercontinental routes. Meanwhile, Airbus’ offer,…

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January Reflection – EC

January 19, 2011
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Statistics surround us. Learning to use them effectively challenges all of us to find new ways to collect, filter, display, and explain them. Hans Rosling, as shown in the video clip this month, has a Swedish non-profit operation called Gapminder that celebrates the understanding of facts through visualization. On the website, visit the Wingspan Productions’…

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Decision-making under uncertainty

January 19, 2011
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Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: This month’s research article on technology-enabled trends presents several disruptive technologies. Pick one of these trends and illustrate some expected impacts this trend will have on GDP. After reviewing this month’s video clip on “Leading Ideas from Australian Executives,” conduct…

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2010 U.S. Census data

January 19, 2011
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As researchers begin to sift through the 2010 U.S. Census data, one of the emerging trends is the migration to states with affordable housing and plentiful work opportunities. Sunbelt states were no longer the destination of first choice. Will this be a long term trend? Will California and Florida be able to overcome their economic…

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