Blog

Nationalize the Net NOW

  Nationalize the Net NOW  by  Randall Rickman         Or better yet – the United States needs to launch its OWN WEB dedicated to U.S. users. (Al  Gore, come on down!).  Remaining dependent on a lawless and corrupted (in every way) Internet  is untenable and unsustainable. Since the U.S. Government has admitted that the OPM breach   violated more than 20 million Americans, we are fortunate to get a sneak peek at the future.       A locked-down national net certainly works for our busiest world competitor. Want to do   some Google while you’re in Shanghai? Not happening. ISIS is recruiting worldwide on the Web  but not in China. The elders who run the People’s Republic are all about security.       A USnet can improve on the China model; American users would demand that. Cyber sales  would be far safer on a USnet launched from the ground up. Let’s regain the home court edge  by leaving the extremists, scammers and pedophiles stranded on an Internet that very early on  compromised and corrupted itself.          As the millions of Ashley Madison clients have found out, the Web is no place to share your  real identity when you’re up to mischief. The same goes for those with more mundane pursuits  like banking. Was the OPM hack a dress rehearsal for the biggest heist ever?  

Reinvention

Profitable companies reinvent themselves time and time again. These companies stay ahead of the market. They are constantly re-tailoring their...

Buyer Be Where ?

This column has been away for a while as we’ve sat in the waiting room anticipating the arrival of our...

Lessons I Learned in Politics: Leadership 101

It doesn’t matter if you’re leading a tank division across North Africa, leading an expedition to the south pole, or...

Success in Traditional Retail

The retail market is highly competitive, and greatly influenced by advances technology. With the rise of the internet, the retail...

Lessons I Learned in Politics: Managing Personnel

In business, the best asset you have is your people. Properly managing manpower is one of the most important tasks...

Til Her Daddy Takes the T-Bill Away

The Federal Reserve will now wean the financial markets from monthly shots of $85 billion, beginning with a $10 billion...

About “About Time”

What’s this— a movie review in a business blog?  Well, sort of. Consider it a holiday bonus.   A truly great...

Lessons I Learned in Politics: The Power of Presence, Speech and a Handshake

I am registered unaffiliated. I don’t vote (or work) for one party over another. I did start out as a...

Keys to Succeed in the Raleigh Market

For marketing firms in Raleigh, competition is fierce. There are many marketers selling their services across the Triangle, and more...

btt