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07/16/11
Watch-outs. 27. Next transformation in America, TMI
Filed under: Leadership, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 1:32 pm

Two linked articles are shared in this entry.

Terrific insights into what one leading chemical
industry firm (Dow- Andrew Liveris) is placing
its investments in and problems of and solutions
to TMI in our you-tube, virtual friend, on-line
meeting or webinar world.

AMERICA SHOULD BEHAVE LIKE A
COMPANY

SOURCE:  The Economist 7-9-2011, p. 62-3. 
Making in America.”

While more people will focus on attracting
foreign talent, having too few engineering students
and imposing too many costs on businesses
through regulations than you might expect,
Andrew Liveris’s four megatrends are what
Dow is charting on their future technologies
map– (1) clean energy generation and transmission,
(2) health, nutrition and chemicals in the food
supply chain, (3) meeting the consumer needs
of emerging markets with low trade barriers,
(4) investment in efficient transportation and
its supporting infrastructure.

These megatrends might help those seeking
areas to find future employment.

P. Klugman
adds other points with a political
perspective.

MANAGING OUR “TOO MUCH
INFORMATION” DILEMMA
SOURCE:  Schumpeter column, Economist,
7-2-2011, p. 59.

We see too much information TMI and feel
information overload in so many ways.  It
has led to a number of phrases, this editorial
writer pointed out.

Preserve some “thinking time,” this article suggests
as there is a correlation between creativity and
time to focus with little distractions. 

Three tactics are proposed — identify and implement
technologies that filter, label and store information
(Xerox and Google are cited), discipline oneself
to organize up-time and down-time, and reinforce
attitudes that support business information
management (McKinsey study).

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