Ending Mainframe era of Power Grids

By Zachary Alexander on

The attack on the power grid in Silicon Valley should remind post-globalists of the strategic uncertainty associated with America’s power grid. Over a decade ago, engineers in the power industry wanted to bring America’s power grid into the commercial Internet era. They wanted the same kind of distributed architecture that they saw in the Internet. …

Post-Globalism’s impact on Remote Work

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The Harvard Business Review had an article by Clayton Christensen on the disruption of the consulting industry. In this article, Mr. Christensen talked about how the economics are changing the practice of management consulting. He talks about companies hiring refugees from the big consulting firms and the introduction of software-based services. What’s missing is a …

Continuing SNICE Outreach

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Back in July of 2012, members of the Strategic Network for Industry Cluster Empowerment (SNICE) were asked the best ways to engage young professionals. This led numerous suggestion that centered around given them a greater voice in the economic development process to holding targeted events. Last month, Post-Globalism Talk continued this outreach by engaging college …

Point of Clarification: Strategic Uncertainty

By Zachary Alexander on

The most important concern that 21st century leaders must deal with is the impact of strategic uncertainty. For post-globalists, uncertainty is the toll that inaction takes on the electorate. It’s the period between recognition of a potential challenge and the resolution. During this time period, confounders can coerce working and middle class people into passing …

SNICE Growth

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Last month, post-globalists were asked, “Is anyone talking with economic developers?” That blog segment described how the government shutdown created an opportunity to use Post-Globalism to promote the interests of owner/operators. This month you’ll be introduced to the Strategic Network for Industry Cluster Empowerment (SNICE). And talk about its potential for developing new pro-growth strategies. …

Blinded by the Snowden Effect

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Every week, there are clear signs that aggressive nationalism is on the rise in the EU.  Examples include, Russian March which is a massive anti-immigrant demonstration and the fact that Nazis are serving openly in the Greek Parliament.  However, Edward Snowden has so captured the mainstream media that legitimate national security threats may be missed. …

Is anyone talking with economic developers?

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The business community is reeling from the government shutdown. For years, the Republican Party has been seen as the champions of big business. In fact, you could make a case that economic development organizations were simply the local chapters of that states Republican Party. Now, the question is will post-globalists take advantage of the turmoil …

Oversized Personality is not a Strategy

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Commentators on the cable news shows are ecstatic that Chris Christie was reelected governor of New Jersey. Most are saying that he is the face of an ascendant Republican Party. Governor Christie feigned modesty by saying he was concentrating on getting things done in New Jersey and it’s up to other people to find lessons …

Snowden complicates Currency War

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There are those on the left and right who want to see Edward Snowden as a hero. They were outraged by the excesses of the intelligence community, which were heretofore only suspected. However, post-globalists view Mr. Snowden as a loose cannon that could potentially punch a hole in the international financial system. The ghosts of …

Are the challenges different?

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Anyone who cares about ending America’s long decline has to wonder if things are different given the economic damage done by the government shutdown. The United States Economy was finally fighting its way back after the worst economic down turn since the Great Depression. On the other hand, post-globalists who are actively engaged in turning …