What does Hyundai’s UK Announcement say about twitter?

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Some in the mainstream media will argue about the power of twitter. However, the announcement that Hyundai will be introducing its 3rd generation fuel cell vehicle called the ix35 at ecovelocity will make you wonder. Now the introduction may have been planned for months but the press release answers all of the questions posed by …

JOBS Dilemma: Promise of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pony Car

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Dating back to the introduction of the Pony Cars in the 1960’s, Americans have been enticed into intense relationships with cars based on a promise of unbridle speed and uncompromising style.  Few would argue about the benefits Ford received from the Mustang or the resulting job growth. Given this, you may want to consider the …

Will battery electric vehicles (EV) Market be hit by Hurricane Irene?

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Last week, there was a long discussion on twitter about the viability of battery electric vehicles (EV). According to the EV advocates, climate instability posed no risk to either short-term or long-term viability of EV’s. We at ebTDesign Forum would suggest that you and your peers point to Hurricane Irene as just the latest example …

JOBS Dilemma: Changes the Face of New Car Demand

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Bill Ford gave a speech recently at the TED Conference on what he described as global grid lock. One of his key assumptions is that the majority of people will live and/or work in mega-cities. However, we at the ebTDesign Forum suggest that you consider the changing face of electricity demand and whether that means …

JOBS Dilemma: Has the Innovation Well run dry in California?

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For decades, California has been at the forefront of techno economic change. However, you be asking can California be counted on to fund the next generation of energy innovation or has the well run dry? Anyone who is concerned about the JOBS (jobs or business security) Dilemma has to be actively monitoring the California financial …

Can Hydrogen Convergence turn Chevy into Apple?

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GM’s Chief Marketing Officer got a lot of heat last week for saying he wanted to make Chevy the next Apple. Given the work that it has done on hydrogen convergence this might not sound so ludicrous. There was time when Americans loved their cars. However, this was before all of the slowdowns caused by …

JOBS Dilemma: The Specter of Peak Oil

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For those who are concerned about business security, the specter of “peak oil” has hung over the United States Economy like a dark cloud for years. Now that the peak has passed and production declines have continued for a few years, mainstream commentators never consider peak oil as a potential cause of economic distress. Unfortunately, …

JOBS Dilemma: No time for Grand Gestures

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There are times when the better part of valor means keeping your powder dry. We at the ebTDesign Forum would suggest that this may be one of them. While many in the mainstream call for some grand gesture to show the President cares about job growth, we would advise you and your peers to stay …

JOBS Dilemma: US after the Rating Downgrade

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Fundamentally, nothing has changed since Standard & Poors (S&P) downgraded American sovereign debt. No factories or data centers closed their doors on the news. The United States still has a JOBS (i.e. jobs or business security) Dilemma. New demand is the best way to solve the JOBS Dilemma. And, hydrogen convergence is still the most …

JOBS Dilemma: Hiring follows Profits

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Post-Globalization, the number one reason for chasing international business is to maintain profits. This is a huge change that many mainstream commentators and lawmakers still haven’t fully grasped. Transnational corporations don’t just move jobs overseas to decrease their manufacturing costs. Contrary to the popular narrative, companies move jobs to protect foreign profits and this is …