Open for Business

For decades, the United States has lost a large number of its manufacturing jobs through outsourcing. Industries have moved overseas for cost savings resulting from lower wages and employment standards, less expensive and less precise methods of production, lower taxes and currency valuation, as well as lax environment standards and regulations…

The Reshoring of Manufacturing in the U.S.

All That Glitters

Gold mining has a long history, likely stretching as far back as 7000 years, as evidenced by ancient gold artefacts found in Bulgaria. Gold is widely known as the “noblest” of the elements, seen by ancient civilizations as a sign of nobility, power and wealth; not much has changed through the millennia. Gold continues to remain a coveted asset with an intrinsic appeal.

Our Thirst for the Noblest of Elements

Smart Cities

“A truly ‘smart city’ should also possess other dimensions – it should be a palimpsest of creative, bottom-up civic engagement.” – Professor Carlo Ratti, MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Smart Cities

Fair Trade in North America

Fair trade is not a new concept to North American consumers. It is one of many certifications for the environmentally and socially conscious shopper. Yet, discussions around fair trade seem to have fallen off the map. As businesses and consumers value increasingly environmentally and socially responsible practices, it is time to reignite the conversation.

Fair Trade in North America

December 16, 2017, 11:26 PM EST

Critical Thinking

It’s something all of us could do without in our lives. Unfortunately, this crippling beast decides to rear its ugly head when and how it chooses. There is no individual, society, or country immune to its devastating presence. Neither are organizations, most of which have or most likely will have, to stare this beast in the face. Its name is ‘Crisis’ from the Greek word ‘Krisis’, meaning ‘decisive moment.’