Best Practices

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 […]

3D Printing 2.0

There’s a good bet that by now you’ve started to wrap your brain around the, heretofore, almost otherworldly concept called additive manufacturing – commonly referred to in most lay circles as 3D printing. In the version of that next-generation forging I’d bet is still floating around inside your head, a machine captures a digital image […]