Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman


Talent wars transforming the economy

For the first time in my life, long-term labor shortages will drive transformation throughout our economy.

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How not to confuse trends and technology

I’m finally back home after another swing through the east. I came back with two critical learnings. First, most people confuse trends and technology, chasing squirrels and becoming fixated with the next new shiny object that grabs their attention.

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Optimism meets reality

Dane County fell into the 100th percentile as one of the most intolerant counties in the country. The news wasn’t any better for Wisconsin as a whole.

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Capitol’s partisan divide looks like a middle school dance

Much of the gridlock in Washington seems to be caused by adult versions of, “They started it!”

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Missing the point about Foxconn

The discussions over the past few weeks about Foxconn demonstrate the need for all of us to up our game because these conversations obscure Foxconn’s major impact behind talk about a factory.

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About This Blog

Buckley Brinkman is executive director and CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity and writes about the manufacturing sector in Greater Madison and throughout Wisconsin. He has a breadth of experience in helping companies drive growth, world-class competitiveness, and performance excellence, and has led efforts to save dozens of operations in the U.S. by finding new ways for them to compete. A Wisconsin native, Brinkman holds a business degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.



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