Personal Musings, Hard Truths, and the Like

Manufacturers: A New Year, A New Decade, A Renewed Optimism?

Mea culpa.  I’ve been a bad blogger, which is to say, I haven’t.  Blogged, that is.  Holidays, and year-end and all.  To fix that, this and the following [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: January 6, 2010

Assessing YOUR CRM Situation

Most companies invest significantly in their CRM solutions; not all stop to ensure that they’re getting the most from their investment. A CRM Assessment – as a subset of [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 29, 2009

From Mass Production to Agile Manufacturing

During a recent meeting of our monthly Business Improvement Group one member, who coordinates a peer-group for some of our area’s largest manufacturers, commented that several of these [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: December 14, 2009

Thankful

Thanksgiving… and we all have something for which to be thankful.  And it’s not shopping on Friday. I’m thankful for family, near and far, and for the folks around [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: November 24, 2009

Tech Versus The Humanities

The debate among educators goes on: humanities or the sciences?  Where are our collective best interests served when it comes to educating our students? [image at left sourced from [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: November 20, 2009

The Way We Get By

Off Topic: Anyone catch last night’s (Nov 11th) PBS showing of “POV”?  The one bearing this entry’s title? Apropos of Veterans Day, POV showed the movie made by Aron [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: November 12, 2009

Don’t Take It Personally… and It’s All Personal

At the height (depth?) of the Wall Street meltdown last September, a very high-ranking Treasury official was trying to persuade a high profile Investment Banker to do a [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: October 14, 2009

Integrity

Capt. C. B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot whose quick thinking helped safely land 150 or so passengers in the Hudson River earlier this year, was recently asked by [...]


Posted By Comments: 4 0Post Date: October 12, 2009

It’s Hard Out There for a Blog

Mea Culpa. Just yesterday a friend sends me kudos about ‘keeping up on your blog’ when, in fact, I have been woefully remiss.  Some days, travel and the straight [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: October 7, 2009

We’re So Great, We’re So Fine, We’re the Class of Sixty-Nine!

I just had the novel pleasure of attending my wife’s 40th (am I allowed to say that?) high school reunion.  Funny things, reunions. You go to your 5th or [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: September 21, 2009