Articles by Richard J. Tofel | Email the Author
As Bill Gates recently wrote, “the next sea change is upon us.” For newspapers, that means they must do no less than reconceive their basic business model.
By Richard J. Tofel Dec 2, 2005 at 03:00 PM
Bill Gates, the most successful businessman in the world, recently wrote in a memo to the troops at Microsoft that,... More
By Richard J. Tofel Jun 2, 2009 at 04:02 PM
In these days of automotive bankruptcies and newspaper closures, it may be hard to recall—even to imagine—that the auto companies,... More
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