Best Practices

Manufacturing 4.0: A Rising Tide to Float All Boats

We’ve heard the horror stories. Manufacturing 4.0 will be a nightmare. It will destroy all that’s good about American industry (if not our country itself and our vibrant , working class); all in the name of progress.  And it will be an industrialized version of some creepy Orwellian vision in which workers are rendered unneeded […]

What Happened to Dreaming Big?

As many of you know, I live in Chicago.   But what many may not know is that my hometown is home to some of the most remarkable high school structures in the country.  I drive around, look at such sprawling, stately building such as Lane Tech, St. Ignatius and Senn High, and I find […]

Embracing Failure

We’re a nation of winners.  I get that. If you’re not first, you’re last.  I get that too. And failure is not an option.  Heck, I get that as well. In fact, I get it all.  As a country, if not an economic power, we Americans have a deep-rooted, if not pathological aversion to anything […]