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Gear Talk With Chuck

Community Dues

As a lifelong blood donor I am frequently amazed at the advanced technology in use for what was previously the most simple of tasks. When my father first pushed me

Gear Talk With Chuck

Down on the Farm

My last posting discussed the problem of finding a technical leader for a gear company. Except in a few emergency situations, such as the sudden departure of the previous leader,

Gear Talk With Chuck

Farm System or Free Agents?

  I had a great conversation with a dedicated company president recently. Rather than get bogged down in the current market slump, he was focused on what his customers would

Gear Talk With Chuck

Alumni Responsibilities

It happened again this week — a phone call from a friend reporting a rumor about a former employer. I have blogged previously about the duty owed to a former

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Improved Navigation

  An inspection of a gearbox as old as me required a trip to Boston and a drive north into New Hampshire this week. I had been to Boston several

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In Praise of Museums

The summer travel season is rapidly approaching, and here’s hoping your adventures include stops at a few museums. My wife and children tended to limit my museum time during our

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No Fantasy Draft

Chicago will once again host the National Football League draft for former college players. Millions of fans will tune in to see where their favorite players will finally get paid

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Importing Technology

My last posting on soccer mentioned the industrial sports leagues in Milwaukee. A city of ethnic neighborhoods much like other rust belt towns was made prosperous by locally owned companies

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What the Heck is “Relegation?”

Becoming a parent changes you in many unexpected ways. In the 1990s, one of those ways was to learn about soccer. Now, I was never as ignorant of “football” as

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Complex Antiques

I have a wonderfully complex gearbox to reverse engineer. It is a critical component for a thriving company that is the only known gearbox of its type; the few drawings