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President Trump and the New Manufacturing

Like most Americans, I’ve been watching the first two weeks of the Trump administration with a curious mixture of fascination, hope and concern. I’m fascinated watching a man who’s never done a day of public service in his life perform after he woke up one morning to discover he’s suddenly the most influential civil servant in […]

What Manufacturing Needs from Trump

Let’s forget the rancor of the campaign. Let’s forget the hate-speech, the xenophobia, the simplistic war cries, and the negative passions both candidates managed to trigger. Let’s just get past those things. Because, whether half the country likes it or not, we’ve all chosen Donald Trump our next president. So, what does that mean? Well, […]

Manufacturing 4.0: The Ground Level Perspective

It reminds me a little of the old “Summer of Love” in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco when I was a kid, or the grunge music scene in Seattle in the 90s; two hot, trendy and newsworthy movements that by the time the academics had gotten around to naming them, by the time the […]