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My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation 

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker


March 24, 2018

The recent basketball game between Kansas State and Kentucky was a clinic in why experience matters. As far as talent goes Kentucky on paper was the more talented team of one and done freshmen. It had taken all season for the team to gel into a cohesive basketball team...

March 22, 2018

You can describe my involvement in the company as solving problems for customers. The goal of the company, become an extension of our customers production with the end result being the successful delivery of the customers own products.

Commitment to quality is an interg...

March 21, 2018

Why do you do what you do. A much harder question to answer than it appears. 

What motivates a person to stick with a small business for thirty plus years. The gut wrenching downturns in the economy. The lack of a steady paycheck. The frustrations of meeting or exceedin...

March 20, 2018

An interesting phenomenon happens when salespeople visit and you ask questions about them and their lives in addition to the product or services they sell. The phenomenon only happens if when you ask you are sincere about wanting to know the answer. The phenomenon of t...

March 14, 2018

It does not matter what your job title is, it does not matter how much money you make, my advice is get over yourself. It was never about you it has always been about the people affected by your decisions both good and bad.

March 14, 2018

For small business quoting jobs is a difficult endeavor. The costs of keeping a facility are climbing and downward price pressure from larger companies is on the rise. There is this standard game of quantity discounts being played. My experience and random thoughts on...

March 13, 2018

•Not here to save you if you have under priced your product.

•Here to make a profit.

•In need of better communication.

•A great source of information.

March 13, 2018

I had been machining standard parts for a customer when the 3x8 inch parts that had previously held down to the spoil board would not hold down to the spoil board. So for those particular parts run I fiddled with the tool path until I could get them to hold down long e...

March 11, 2018

Isn't it time to dispense with the trendy business terms? The people who you expect to carry out your directives are too busy with their jobs to worry about your impressive list of Japanese lean manufacturing terms and business abbreviations. Is not the definition of l...

March 8, 2018

Just a simple question who is more important the people who actually build your products and/or provide your services or management. Ask yourself a question should I care if the person who is tightening the bolts, cleaning the parts before paint, doing final inspection...

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