Tag Archives: This American Life

On America’s Birthday, Operating Leaner, Building Smarter and (Every Now and Then) Flying Below the Radar

You want at least one roadmap for manufacturing success in today’s marketplace?  Then look no further than a fascinating New York Times Magazine story I read recently by Adam Davidson, who also regularly covers economic issues in a refreshingly accessible and non-traditional manner for NPR and its terrific anthology program, This American Life. What Davidson did was take two small […]

On Energy, Enterprise and the Strangest of Bedfellows

I only stumbled upon Bob Inglis by accident, and did so only late last week. I’ve never met the man, or even talked to him. But one of these days I hope to do both. I really do. For those of you who may not know, Inglis is a retired U.S. Senator from South Carolina. […]

Once Again, Media Misses the Bigger Picture

By now I’m sure many of you have heard about the todo between the producers of This American Life, a weekly radio show carried nationally by hundreds of Public Radio affiliates, and playwright/actor Mike Daisey. Daisey, who wrote and stars in a one-man show called The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a monologue […]