Unicorns on the Shop Floor? Yes, Please

  I just got back from the 2018 SPE Thermoforming Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, a true renaissance city that’s coming back from its less-than-glorious days when the area we stayed in was known as Hell’s Half Acre. Clearly, young professionals are moving to...

The Benefits of Hiring Boomerang Employees

Do you have a name for people who quit, but then eventually want to come back to, your company? I’ve heard them called “second-timers,” “re-hires,” “re-treads,” and—my personal favorite— “boomerang employees.” Even more important than the moniker you prefer, what is...

Lessons in Excellence from a Dinner in Mendrisio

I’m happy to admit it: I’m a foodie. Not only is my wife an amazing cook, but one of my sons is a classically trained chef—and thanks to him, I have had the pleasure of dining all over the world, including at many Michelin-star restaurants. Usually, when I go out to...