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Gear Talk With Chuck

Where are Future Gear Guys and Gear Gals Coming From?

[starbox]Social media allows us to keep in touch with a much wider range of people than ever before. Recently one of my wife’s cousins posted a copy of her eight-year-old

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Secret Weapon: Checklists

[starbox]One of the first things I learned in the Boy Scouts was the use of checklists to make sure things weren’t forgotten for camping trips. The Scouts were very big

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Sleeping on It?

[starbox]Do you lose sleep over your work? I have blogged previously about being troubled over employee evaluations but have to admit the real “sleep thief” for me is unresolved design

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Why is this Stuff Still so Complicated?

[starbox] Much of my engineering practice is working with companies that design machines only once in a while. I enjoy working with the people on their staff and coaching them

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Asset or Liability?

[starbox]In encouraging young people to consider a career in engineering, I think it is important to be honest about the current “status” of engineers in the working world. There was

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It Isn’t a Job. It’s a Passion

[starbox] February 22-28, 2015 is the 64th annual National Engineers’ Week — as established by the National Society of Professional Engineers. The week varies a bit from year to year,

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Where is My Flying Car?

It was great fun reading news stories on the Back to the Future anniversary, and which inventions actually happened. Sorry, but a Hover Board just isn’t going to answer my

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Uncertain Times

[starbox] While the news media is heralding improved job and income growth, people in gear manufacturing are worried about the security of their jobs. Low mineral prices, the drop in

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Alumni Groups

[starbox] I wrote last time about how the Internet has made it easier to reconnect with people you used to know. It has also been a boon to the formation

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The Sage of the Sales Department

[starbox] One of the great things about our Internet Age is the ability to reconnect with old friends and associates.  Apparently I have left quite a trail along the way,