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Strategic Movements November 2022

By Tim J. Smith, PhD November 14, 2022

ADM Pricing Spine-ometer:  4 of 5 Vertebrae ADM, a global food processing and commodities trading corporation, had a banner Q3 in 2022 according to financial reports released on 25 October 2022.  Revenue increased to $24.7 B for Q3 2022 from $20.3 B for the same period last year.  Profits (EBIT) increased likewise to $1,230 M for Q3 2022 from $650 M for the same period last year. Management discussions state that revenues…

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Moving Forward
Prognostication about the digital future

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 10, 2002

Since we have entered the time for prognostication, I offer these visions of the digital future. We all know the e-tech bubble…

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Power Risks California Power Problems Caused by Dumb Regulation, Not Deregulation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD February 5, 2001

Recent news concerning power outages have been of dour amusement for this Chicagoan. Once again, a subset of people (read: the state)…

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The Next Disruptive Technology – Distributed Generation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 25, 2000

Is Enron coming for lunch? Introduction The past three decades have offered ample evidence of the ability of disruptive technologies to create…

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Industrial Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 30, 2000

Economic transactions and industrial reorganizations are akin to the evolution of a complex system punctuated with periods of equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics.…

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