Catching up, after my Monster Trip, on New Slides. Here are a few that I thought you might enjoy (I think they're self-explanatory):
"U.S. manufacturers and retailers are shifting their domestic warehouses and distribution facilities to China as they seek to make supply chains more efficient"—Headline, page 1, Financial Times, 11.05
"A Return to Quotas: Limits on Textiles Could Push China Toward Making Upscale Goods"—Headline, New York Times, 11.05
"From Gunpowder to the Next Big Bang: Modern China Is Set to Get Creative"—Headline, New York Times, 11.05
Women poker players: More cautious. More patient. More disciplined. Bluff with more attention to the odds. More notes [on-line]. Learn more and improve faster. Less emotional, less ego. Know more about men than men do about them; more effective at exploiting men's attitudes. (Source: "Ante Up, Ladies: As poker mania grips the nation, more women are mastering the game, applying their own life lessons to poker and the lessons of poker to life," Time, 11.05)
"Women come out better on almost every count as investors ... They are less likely to hold a losing investment too long, and less likely to wait too long to sell a winner; they're also less likely to put too much money into a single investment or to buy a reputedly hot stock without doing sufficient research."—The Merrill report: "When It Comes to Investing, Gender A Strong Influence on Behavior." (Source: Atlantic)
"More Hotels Try to Offer What Women Want: Security, Luxury ... Female Travelers Are Coveted by Lodging Industry"—Headline, USA Today, 11.05
Q: No. 1 contributor to developing country economic improvement?
A: More education for women.
Source: Many* (*On a related note, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife just gave $100M to Tufts—its biggest gift ever—to support micro-lending; women typically are the recipients of 90% of micro-loans because they use the $$$ more productively than men.)
"Disclosure of Medical Mistakes Sought: State Legislator Wants Hospitals to Forfeit Fees"—Headline, P1, Boston Globe, 11.05
Q: #1 R&D spending, last 25 years?
Immelt reverses Welch, goes long: "He is now identifying technologies with which GE will systematically set out to build entirely new industries."—strategy+business, Fall 2005