Packaging is the ultimate symbol of the 20th century's consumer culture. It protects what we buy and raises our standard of living. In developing countries, 30 to 50 percent of food shipments are spoiled because of inadequate packaging and distribution systems.
Viewpoint New Tools, New Rules: Playing to Win in the New Economic Game
At temperatures near absolute zero, and now at much higher temperatures for some ceramic materials, superconductivity occurs. The rules that govern the propagation of electricity suddenly change. Resistance disappears and electrical devices become much more efficient.
Viewpoint Continuous Renewal at Motorola
Few of the challenges of leadership are as pressing as the task of addressing ourselves to the renewal of the dynamic high-technology industries. This paper contains a potpourri of thoughts on this subject.
The Inevitability of Managed Trade
Pose the question to any audience, "How many here favor free trade and how many support protectionism or managed trade?" Inevitably, an overwhelming majority of hands are raised for free trade.
The New Environmental Stewardship
Heads of corporations have long been fluent in the languages of competition, finance, shareholder value, and - more recently - manufacturing strategies and global information networks. But for many, environmental management was an issue to be looked after elsewhere in the organisation.
Japan's Changing Management Style
In response to the rapidly changing world markets in which they compete, Japanese firms are facing the need for significant changes in the way they manage themselves. While some changes are already under way, more drastic changes may be expected.
From Uncertainty to Risk: Reducing the Guesswork in R&D
The R&D imperative for industry has never been more compelling. Virtually all of industry has felt the impact of increased competition, much of it technically based, as well as the accelerated pace of technological challenge and change.
Telecommunications: Fueling Asia Pacific Growth?
If information is the oxygen of modern economic development, then telecommunications provides the essential circulatory system. A health check on the state of Asia Pacific telecommunications today would reveal both bad news and good news.
The New Business Topography
Once again we are embarked on a period of turbulent change, when it seems that the established order is dissolving, familiar guideposts disappearing, and our traditional frames of reference out of date. The very topography in which business is conducted is shifting beneath our feet.
It has been 37 years since Watson and Crick unraveled the genetic mysteries and catapulted molecular biology into the forefront of laboratory sciences. Events in the academic laboratories since then have been nothing short of revolutionary.