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Industry experts and editors of Quality, NDT and Vision & Sensors share their views on the latest in the market and in manufacturing—from management and leadership to process and technology—and we want feedback from engineers, designer, operators, managers and others with something valuable to say about the business of quality!

Jim's Gems: Are You Meeting Expectations?

Expect the very best, and let those expectations supply the passion and the energy to help you achieve your expectations.
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You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

In today’s world of fancy phones, fast computers and other new gadgets and gizmos emerging practically every day, it’s easy to forget that all around us are companies and industries that have persisted for decades.
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Jim's Gems: Be Yourself

I found it hard to sleep last night. It was a tough day and I dedicated about half of it counseling different people with opportunities (problems) - some personal and some professional.
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Quality Remix: A Must-Read, Part II

You may feel the earth shake under your feet when you read The Answer to How is Yes. That’s a good sign that you’re paying attention.
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Jim's Gems: Make Self Talk Work For You

Our expectation have an influence on every action we take. In every result we obtain, our expectations play a significant role.
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Quality Remix: Six Problems I have with Six Sigma, Numbers 5 and 6

I have big problems with the Six Sigma approach, and would not recommend it to anyone. Let me tell you the final two problems I have with Six Sigma in Part IV of this blog.
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Jim's Gems: What Direction Do You Choose?

Our life will travel in some direction today as the result of our thoughts and actions. What direction will that be?

Don't miss Jim's Weekly Quote available only to mobile taggers through August 2010!
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Jim's Gems: Make Success Happen

Real success doesn't come easy-it's achieved through hard work, commitment and dedication to doing what's necessary to get the job done.
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What I Learned about Machine Vision from Writing Video Games

My business partner Andy Thyssen and I have a somewhat non-traditional background when compared to other machine vision integrators in that we both spent over a decade working in the videogame business as software engineers.
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Quality Remix: A Must-Read

Even before you open the cover to The Answer to How is Yes you realize that you’re in for a new perspective.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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