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Decision time

July 24, 2014

“It’s never too late to do the right thing.” –  Nicholas Sparks

Decisions come every day.  What do you do with them?

  • Procrastinate
  • Choose poorly
  • Run from it

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Pick a path to take

July 23, 2014

It’s been said, “You “must” make a decision.  You can right.  You can go left.  You can go straight.  Just don’t stand still.”

In the Marines, it was to force you to decide.  Standing still gets you killed.  (Not a good option.)  Realize, that whatever decision you make, you can make another one when better intel comes along.

Spock Logic

July 22, 2014

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”Spock

When searching for a solution, sometimes, we have too much to choose from.  If you down-select the options, the truth becomes evident, and thus, your solution.

You may not Read more…

Inventions “R” Us

July 21, 2014




It’s been said, “Inventions are the by-product of necessity.”

Why do we invent things?  Because we need them.  Or, we need something better.  But, sometimes, you just can’t build a better mouse trap.

I remember once at Boeing, a fellow Designer said, “Doesn’t this part look sexy?”  I said, “Yes, but does it work?”  Functionality is more important than Read more…

Luck vs. Good

July 20, 2014

“It’s better to be Lucky than Good.” – Lefty Gomez 

So, when something great happens, to you or your team, what do you attribute it to … being lucky or being good?  Tough call sometimes.  Sometimes it’s both.  Either way, it’s good to have both on your side.

Are you lucky most of the time, or just good at what you do?

Same day or next day service

July 19, 2014

What kind of service do you try to provide to your customer?

It could be your boss, your wife, your kids, your friends, etc.

We all know not all jobs can be done in a day, or less than that.  But, if they can … they should be.  And, if you can’t, provide them with some type of Read more…

Single Point Failure

July 18, 2014


“C’mon men, you don’t stop the war because the Captain is on vacation.”Gunny Shexnader, USMC 

Always Anticipate An Alternate (AAAA):

  • An alternate replacement
  • An alternate idea

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