Stanley Black & Decker, at its annual shareholder meeting April 16, touted its line of RFID-embedded “smart tools” as the future of the industrial tool market. The company’s ProtoID tools – such as sockets, wrenches and pliers – have RFID chips that are embedded in the tools (not applied to the exterior) so that they …
Popular notions that electric cars will suddenly replace conventional gasoline-powered cars don’t acknowledge the possibility that there could be eco-friendly advances in conventional car technology. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) finds that “internal combustion engines are improving their ability to cut CO2 emissions at a lower cost than expected, and, as a result, carmakers should be able to meet 2020 emissions targets mainly through improvements to conventional technologies.”
Heard about an exciting new technology in the lab? Here are some tough questions an analyst/futurist should ask.
“Start-up topples industry giant.” It makes a great story but a new study finds that it doesn’t often happen that way. When it does, the giant was complacent and short-sighted.
The future of marketing departments: Reorganize to put customer relationships — not products or brands — first. No, this won’t be easy. (Summary of a Harvard Business Review article.)