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Every other year I have the good fortune to go to the Naval War College in Newport, RI, to participate in the Current Strategy Forum that is held just before their June graduation. The Naval War College is far more than college kids. It provides advanced military training for various branches of service and is Read MoreKEEP READING
By Tony Shepley, History will remember the 20th Century as the beginning of a much smaller world, with the shrinking of our planet brought on by advances in communication, the Internet, and international shipping. As simple a concept as the shipping container is, it has had an immense effect on our world, effectively linking us Read MoreKEEP READING
by, Tony Shepley We have a responsibility to history. Besides ignoring it and reflexively refusing to obey it, we too often miss the opportunity to learn from it. How perfectly human that we don’t give history its due or heed its lessons better. I am looking out the window at an 1826 Maine barn, of Read MoreKEEP READING
by Tony Shepley, Ever tell a story more than once and it just keeps getting better? A few years ago I wrote, in this column, a story about a fellow I have known since I first moved to the Cape in1971. I ran into him a few years back just outside the front door of Read MoreKEEP READING
by Tony Shepley, In our role as a supplier we get a view into several thousand of our customer’s businesses. We have the privilege of seeing what works and the lessons of what doesn’t. Congratulations, you made it through the worst Recession of our lifetimes. Please be careful, because as the economy has revived, and Read MoreKEEP READING