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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!

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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Jim's Gems: Powerful First Impressions

First impressions are powerful. With regard to yourself, consider what it takes to make a positive first impression...
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VIDEO BLOG: How Much Training is Enough?

Peter suggests that customers evaluate companies based on their employee training in part five of his standards series.
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Jim's Gems: This is Your Day. What Will You Do?

What matters is that we make positive use of the current circumstance and what we have.
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NDT Round Up: Are you LinkedIn?

Do you tweet? Do you have a Facebook page? Are you LinkedIn?
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Jim's Gems: Never Stop Learning

UPDATED WEEKLY! When we begin to think we know it all and have nothing else of importance to learn, we deny our self the opportunity to learn new things.
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Jim's Gems: Think on the Positive Side

Our personality and character are shaped by those things we think about and focus on. Those who achieve success, consider themselves capable of success.
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Quality Remix: More on Quality - More on Management

My previous two columns have sparked some interesting and lengthy discussions on LinkedIn. The central themes of these columns addresses whether quality should be an independent function, and whether putting someone in charge of quality who has no experience in the field demonstrates a lack of respect for quality. These themes are closely related.
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Jim's Gems: Focus Your Energy

Professional and personal challenges come to each of us every day. Some of those challenges are things we have direct accountability for. However, there are some things we can control, and there are things we cannot control.
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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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