Recent Musings from the World of Naval Warfare Studies

As add-on to my recent post on naval warfare, there were some recent developments, which only further enhance the thesis of China and the US moving towards a sorting out of affairs in the Pacific theater.   On July 24 Reuters reported the “…U.S. military said…it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing.”
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July 2019 Essay: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Accountability

The temperature felt like 106 degrees Fahrenheit.  The dew point was in the upper 70s, a brutal end to a long hot day.  In the early evening I was sitting on the lawn of the deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln Massachusetts.   We were there to see Doug Aiken’s New Horizon Balloon Project.  As we waited in the mind numbing heat and humidity for sunset and the balloon light show to begin, there were a series of speakers and musicians and the theme for the event that night was “The Future of Information: Conversation with Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review. Confronted with fake news and information bubbles, how do traditional media companies become platforms for communities to address the challenges society faces in a more equitable and inclusive manner?

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More of Evidence of Vertical Integration

It seems with each passing week, more examples of the changing structure of technology companies emerge.  Just before the workday closed on the east coast of the US, the following headline was splashed across the Wall Street Journal “Apple in Advanced Talks to Buy Intel’s Smartphone-Modem Chip Business.”  The ultimate “Platform Company” from the 2000s is adding to their arsenal of chip IP and chip development teams.
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June 2019 Essay: The Changing Structure of Technology Companies

Working through a framing exercise of a series of cross market observations connecting to several historical corollaries to produce the following hypothesis: there will be an acceleration of change with regard to corporate structures, with emphasis on technology companies. The change that will occur will be impactful on a broad scope to include the private-equity association that has become integral to the technology market segment. The resulting reversal of off shoring to on shoring will have significant effects across the technology industry.
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