Archive for January, 2012

High-Tech Job Migration to China: Don’t Blame Companies

I read two stories this week on the migration of high-tech manufacturing jobs from the U.S. to China.  To which my only comment is; can you really blame any company in this day and age for shifting a measurable amount of its R&D resources to China?  (Or frankly, for that matter, India?) Think about it.  Moving […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (1/13/2012)

Today is the 30th anniversary of the tragic Air Florida crash into the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, DC.  And while January 13th remains a day to remember the victims of that horrible crash, it is also a day to celebrate one of the most remarkable, courageous and utterly selfless acts of giving ever shown by an American, […]

On Jobs, Politics and Believing in What We’re Doing

There’s an old adage in marketing that says that when you’re sick and tired of hearing your message, that’s right about the point at which your audience is starting to hear it. I offer that pearl of wisdom because I know I’ve ranted about this in the past, but given what I just read in […]