War over water? Believe it (or A.T. Kearney)

War over water? Believe it (or A.T. Kearney)

War over water? If we can have wars over oil, why not water, farmland and other resources that drive economic development? It could happen, according to Nausheen Kaul, principal with A.T. Kearney, advisor to some of the world’s largest corporations. That was just one nugget from Kaul’s presentation on global economic trends. (My straight-news version of it’s here.) His main goal … Continue reading

When Big Pharma brands shed their sales reps, you know outsourcing’s here to stay.

When Big Pharma brands shed their sales reps, you know outsourcing’s here to stay.

Industry after industry, major brands in various industries have shed all but their deepest core competencies. For the largest U.S. and global brands, this has typically led to a major offloading of manufacturing, packaging and distribution- and logistics-related functions. The reason is simple; for many if not most brands, much of those functions are commodities, … Continue reading