Didn’t get the word
“What I like are people who didn’t get the word that they’re supposed to be depressed.” Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times journalist and author to Charlie Rose, November 8, 2010
Tom Friedman spoke with Charlie Rose elaborating at length about how the USA is dead in the water politically and governmentally, failing to address urgent needs in a timely manner. He talked about his conversations with entrepreneurs who are eager to get moving with fresh ideas and inventions, and who ignore the weaknesses of their government.
They are supposed to be depressed, but they are not.
As I sit here recovering from cochlear implant surgery, working to regain my hearing by mid December, Dr. Jim Rodger and I have charted our own future for 2011 and beyond. We want to take our communities with us to renew manufacturing America. We want to help capitalists and entrepreneurs engineer a profitable future through model-driven management.
That is, applying today’s technology, we can model an entire business from market need through product design and production to total life cycle support, anticipating threats and risks, and mitigating them before they happen. That is the way of the future.
Needed are new thinkers, new engineers, and fresh management with command of analytics. We will help equip them.
Our strategy begins by working with our home communities in Pennsylvania and Virginia. We will work with friends and associates we trust. Our friendships extend globally where we expect to connect dots in India and China too.
Consumers throughout the globe need green products, produced through green processes, and that are powered by renewable energy. Wanted, entrepreneurs and engineers with fresh ideas and who did not get the word.
“Obama signs manufacturing bill
Published: Aug. 11, 2010 at 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 Wednesday at a White House ceremony.
The administration is counting on it to create jobs and promote investment in the manufacturing sector, a driver in the nation's economic recovery, which has been stalling out of late.
Obama, noting the manufacturing workforce has atrophied by a third in the past decade with millions of people losing good-paying jobs, said a continued slide is not inevitable.”