Enterra Insights

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other cutting-edge technologies with a focus on supply chain management, autonomous decision-making, and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, autonomous intelligent enterprises, emerging technologies, and global trade. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


The Need for Global Leadership

Yesterday I discussed the collapse of the Doha round of trade talks and its likely consequences. Were that the only failure on the international community’s balanced scorecard, I probably wouldn’t be so

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On blogs and other items

An article in the 30 July New York Times asks the headline question, “All the Internet’s a Stage. Why Don’t C.E.O.’s Use It?” by Randall Strauss. Two years ago, when Jonathan I.

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Black Fever and Resilience

Yesterday’s New York Times contained an interesting article about a charity that was formed to promote drugs that are effective but not considered profitable enough to pursue by mainstream pharmaceutical companies [“A

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Behavior Modification

One of the most emailed New York Times articles in the past couple of months has been an article by author Amy Sutherland entitled “What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage.”

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Ecologists and Engineers

The always interesting New York Times columnist David Brooks writes today about relationships [“The Relationship Blend“]. Relationships, of course, are important for any business person or anyone who believes in Tom Barnett’s

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He Hit Me First

In a very interesting op-ed piece, Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert discusses the psychology behind retribution [“He Who Cast the First Stone Probably Didn’t,” The New York Times, 24 July 2006]. In a

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Multinationals 2.0

Following the publication of my post on IBM CEO Sam Palmisano’s letter to editor of the Financial Times [Globalization and Resilient Enterprises], I was contacted by James M. Pethokoukis of U.S. News

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Security and Privacy

Life is filled with tensions, some good and some not so good. Creative tensions, for example, help generate innovations and those who must deal with them are seldom complacent. One of the

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Compatibility and Connectivity

Yesterday Microsoft announced that its new Vista operating system, which is scheduled to be released next year, will be more competitor friendly. Although this kinder, gentler Microsoft is the result of numerous

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