Knowing Where to Hit It

A specialized and highly complex piece of factory equipment is broken. None of the plant engineers can fix it. Production is down, inventory is piling up, costs are rising. An expert from afar is recommended. This guy can fix anything, the plant manager is told. The expert is contacted and flown in. When he arrives,…

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Sustainable Software Recruiting

Our family recently spent a wonderful, relaxing week on a small family dairy farm in Maine (Toddy Pond Farm, if you’re curious. Highly recommended!www.toddypondfarm.com). For me, it was a great chance to “unplug” and experience life not coming at me from a screen.Rather obviously, farm work is quite different on many levels from what I do…

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Recruiter Emails: High-Value, or SPAM?

Our family is car shopping, after having owned our vehicles for many years/miles. I haven’t been out in the car market for quite a while, and it’s been a very revealing process interfacing with a number of car salespeople. We’re looking for a “preowned vehicle”, which of course has become the preferred euphemism for “used…

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