Most of us know that innovation sometimes arrives by chance instead of by choice. Take, for instance, the microwave, invented when a leading scientist Percy Spencer was visiting a lab at the Raytheon Company in 1945. Percy was testing a military-grade magnetron, and realized that a candy bar in his pocket had melted. But you […]


Defining Moments

by Todd McDonald on January 19, 2017

According to Ed Thompson, vice president and renowned analyst at Gartner, defining moments are “points in time when the essential nature of a person, group, organization or industry emerges.” They are rare, meaningful moments that have significant consequences. If you are lucky, you have experienced a defining moment or two, from a life-changing personal event […]


What Can Be Learned From Organ Transplantation When Creating New Manufacturing Facilities?

November 30, 2016

Imagine you’ve just come from the doctor where you’ve found out you need a kidney transplant. You have a few options, wait on a national list, or attempt a transplant from a sibling or your identical twin. The choice to attempt a transplant from your identical twin is a no-brainer for success. Success rates from identical twin […]

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How to motivate a TEQnologist

October 20, 2016

We’ve all seen them – the stunning photos of soaring eagles, mountains and fall foliage with bold captions such as:  “Teamwork”,” Focus” and “Persistence”. Becoming popular in the early 90’s with the launch of Successories, this wall art became a staple in many corporations. The art was displayed proudly in break rooms and hallways. The […]

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