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Archive for October, 2010

The danger of the partisan mind

Source: Republished from The Economist – All copyright belongs to the source. “What happened to send the line for Democrats and the line for Republicans in opposite directions?” Mr Waldman asks. “Oh yeah—a Democratic president took office.” Mr Waldman is correct to note that “[o]ur partisan predispositions affect not just what we think about candidates, [...]

October 24, 2010 in Randy's Blog
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Gerhard Lengemann, 1932-2010

The Passing of an Industry Icon Mr. Gerhard Adam Lengemann, age 77, born December 31, 1932 in Dissen, Germany, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010.  He began his apprenticeship at the age of 14 as a precision mechanic for optical instruments.  This was the beginning of his lifelong involvement with surveying instruments.  Growing up in [...]

October 17, 2010 in Randy's Blog
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Continous Process Improvement

Last month I wrote about my first exposure to the concept of continous process improvement (Taking Control of Your Bottom Line).  This month I am following up that article with one about productivity studies, which are closely related.  Whenever possible, I prefer to write articles based on my own experiences or those of my colleagues.  In [...]

October 4, 2010 in Paul's Blog
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Christ you know it ain’t easy

Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton Talking in our beds for a week The news people said “Say, what’re you doing in bed?” I said, “we’re only trying to get us some peace Okay I have fallen victim to history and tourism as I sit writing our MCo October newsletter from the Amsterdam Hilton. [...]

October 2, 2010 in Randy's Blog
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