Enterra Insights

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


The Military/Market Nexus

As Tom Barnett and I meet with government, non-government, and commercial groups, we often talk about the importance of the military/market nexus. The military-market nexus includes the relationship between security and commerce,

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Brands, Word of Mouth & Resiliency

I have posted comments before about corporate responsibility and attempts some companies have made to be socially responsible (“Corporate Conscience“). Adding to the discussion, Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby wrote an interesting

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Globalization’s Competitive Landscape

I started Enterra Solutions because I saw companies struggling with tectonic shifts in the competitive environment that emerged at the beginning of this century. Those changes included changes in the security environment,

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Leadership, Trade Talks & Resilience

In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) discussed the potential consequences of the collapse of the Doha Round of trade talks [“How Will The Poor Trade

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Wal-Mart, Culture & Resiliency

In July 2006, retail giant Wal-Mart announced that it was pulling out of Germany, where it had lost millions of dollars since entering that market in the late 1990s. What happened? This

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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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Doha Trade Talks & Globalization’s Future

This week’s Economist magazine discusses the collapse of the Doha round of trade talks that started after the system perturbation of 11 September 2001 [“The Future of Globalization,” 27 July 2006]. The

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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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