Awards often signal a culmination of efforts, but the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award marks a major milestone during—not at the end of—a continuous quest for organizational innovation and performance excellence.
Last week, I had the pleasure of touring Rhode Island at the invitation of the state’s congressional delegation to see first-hand the collaborative work taking place there to build the next generation of businesses for the region.
Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) commemorated the 225th anniversary of the Patent Act. Enacted on April 10, 1790, the Patent Act expanded upon the progress clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S.
Today, I led the first meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. This Council is part of the Administration’s effort to write the next paragraphs in what President Obama called a “new chapter in U.S.-Africa relations.”