Archive for October, 2010

A Toast to Innovation

A thought came to me last week as I was sitting in an airport and watching the world — literally — roll by.  What I wouldn’t have given to have invented rolling luggage.  Or if not that, to have been the guy who got the contract to make all those wheels the folks at Samsonite […]

On Oral Hygiene, Quality and the Wisdom of the Marketplace

I believe in life you can find truth in the smallest moments or the unlikeliest of places.  Like a truth I stumbled upon last night. Right up front, you must know I have an addiction.  I am hopelessly addicted to a tiny, seemingly insignificant little product called Stim-U-Dents.  A Stim-U-Dent is a sort of toothpick […]

There’s Something Happening Here: Lessons from the Tea Party Movement

I promised myself when I started this blog that I would remain politically agnostic and use as my ideological North Star only those things that moved me as a manufacturer.  So I write this, not to support the American Tea Party movement, much less praise its success in last week’s Republican primaries (in which Tea Partiers helped […]