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Is This the Beginning of the End for Ford and GM? Part 2.

Part One of this analysis covered the dramatic and disruptive technological transitions to electronics components (vacuum tubes to semiconductors) and  the tortuous changes in the cell phone since the early days of the ubiquitous Motorola "brick" and "clam shell" mobile phones took the world by storm. In this second and concluding commentary, let's analyze the…
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Is This the Beginning of the End for Ford and GM? Part 1.

Headlines in the Wall Street Journal's Business Section on May 22 featured the latest management shake up at Ford Motor Company. In some sense, this was surprising since the company has been racking up record profits on strong sales especially of trucks and SUVs. General Motors also has been raking in the dough; the pressure…
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How Do You Say Goodbye?

Some people, maybe you, are good at very intimate and personal ways to deal with pain and dying. I am not one of those people. I respect those with the skills and abilities to share the pain and transfer grace and comfort to those in need. In my education in engineering and business, the focus…
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Thoughts at Seventy-Five

There are mileposts in our lives: first kiss, high school prom, college perhaps, marriage, divorce perhaps, job gains and losses, home purchases perhaps, the birth of children and their growth, and other key memories as the "growth phase" progresses. At some point, the imaginary graph of a our human existence leaves its "blur" phase of…
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