Sometimes good news is simply a phone call away. Case in point—I just had a call from an author of some very thought-provoking articles on thefabricator.com. Some months ago, “Stan” voluntarily left his job of many years for various reasons, not the least of which is that he’s a highly principled individual who had come to believe that his working conditions were no longer compatible with his principles. I can relate to that wholeheartedly, as I once left a job for that very reason. And like Stan, I left without having another job lined up. Several months later, I found the job I have now and couldn’t be happier with the company and my position. Now Stan has done the same. (more...)
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By: Tim Heston
Immediately after listening to a presentation at The FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit last week, a metal fabrication executive turned on his iPhone®, rose his eyebrows, and, smiling, showed me the screen. The iPad® 2 had been announced minutes earlier.
The moment couldn’t have been more appropriate. We had just finished listening to Mike Simpson, director of systems operations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). He had just wrapped up his presentation on how innovation drives success. Judging how that business executive sitting next to me reacted to news of the next iPad, I think Apple has innovation down to a science.