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Gear Talk With Chuck

Passion is a Good Thing

I wrote in my last post about the passion our technical experts feel for the gear trade. Passion, in my opinion, is an underappreciated factor in a successful career, no

Gear Talk With Chuck

Expert Advice

  If you needed any more proof that Gear Technology is an unusual publication, consider the “Ask the Expert” column (that appears in each issue of both Gear Technology and

Gear Talk With Chuck

Is Selling for Dinosaurs?

During a recent meeting between a client’s evaluation team and a potential supplier, we did the usual business card exchange and verbal introductions. A member of my client’s team picked

Gear Talk With Chuck

Echoes of My Past

One of the interesting things about going to estate sales is trying to figure out what the sellers did with their lives. This past weekend it seemed like my own

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Fact Checks Needed

The talking head class has been spending a great deal of time debating the Trans Pacific trade agreement. “Free trade” has been the only intellectually acceptable position for many years

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Peer Review Time

October may seem a long time from now, but preparations continue for the AGMA Fall Technical meeting. I’m not presenting a paper this year, but I just got through reviewing

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How Do You Learn?

We hear a lot of chatter about the “crisis in education” — as if this was a completely new and unexpected situation. My home state, long proud of its public

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Reclaiming a Word’s Meaning

One of my “beefs” with sports terms taking over business discussions is the annexation of perfectly good words. A few days ago a national sports talk show had a poll

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Decisions, Decisions

Twenty years ago, a colleague devoted many hours to developing an all-inclusive computer program that would convert a twenty-question form into finished detail drawings of a gearbox — with little

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When Do You Trust Computers?

As mentioned previously in this blog, I am active in motor racing as a car owner, mechanic, and public relations representative. I’ve first became a fan as a boy growing