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A Corning factory in upstate New York is running around the clock to help meet the urgent demand.

Source: The Race to Make Vials for Coronavirus Vaccines | The New Yorker

A heartfelt thanks to:

  • The frontline healthcare workers
  • The educators
  • The servers / waiters / cashiers  and everyone else dealing with customers face to face everyday
  • The scientists working to develop vaccines in record breaking time
  • The people at Corning and elsewhere working behind the scenes to solve material and logistical challenges

You are appreciated and we couldn’t do it without you!


As a native Bostonian the article brought smile to my face.  Glad to see the success of local business owners.

Turning businesses into worker-owned cooperatives is the city’s answer to a wealth gap that is pushing out its lower-income residents.

Source: How Boston Is Becoming the City Where Workers Rule – POLITICO

Long read, but great story about manufacturing and perseverance.

Jennifer Knight ’89 has returned manufacturing jobs to an American town.

Source: Dyed in the Wool | Brown Alumni Magazine

Like many, I am a fan of Ali.  His boxing heyday was somewhat before my time, but you couldn’t (nor would one want to) escape the legend of who Ali was and what he represented to many.  As a youngster in Boston during the 70’s, my older brother secured tickets for us to a charity event where Ali was fighting an exhibition match.  I was too young to fully understand how fortunate I was at the time, but the memory still brings a smile to my face.


For those of you with the slightest interest in Blockchain, the discussion below is quite informative.  A good read even if your industry has limited Blockchain opportunities.

Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond small pilots to widespread adoption.

Source: Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters | McKinsey

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You need to solve fundamental problems

Source: Agility and Iteration Won’t Win the Future. Here’s What WIll: |

DFW city representatives…you might want to take a look a this article.

Gigantic piles of impounded, abandoned, and broken bicycles have become a familiar sight in many Chinese cities, after a rush to build up its new bike-sharing industry vastly overreached.

Source: Bike Share Oversupply in China: Huge Piles of Abandoned and Broken Bicycles – The Atlantic


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Not the most in-depth article, but not click bait either.  Yes, the death of American manufacturing has been exaggerated.  Clearly there have been significant losses in the manufacturing segment.  However, there are still  many bright spots.

The sector has shrunk, but it remains a significant part of the economy.

Source: Has the Death of American Manufacturing Been Exaggerated? – The Atlantic

As usual, I hope everyone enjoys the article.

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A couple of posts this morning about multi-tasking.  These articles do a much better job of explaining than I can, of why focusing on a few critical items is more productive than trying to multitask on a variety of un-prioritized items.

Only 3% of the population are “supertaskers.” The rest of us just pretend to be.

Source: “Personal kanban”: a time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking — Quartz

Life outside the classroom is sometimes just a little bit different.  My hat is off to the professors, though, for trying to put ideas into action.

Two law professors tried to mimic big activist hedge funds, investing their retirement savings in a small, languishing public company and trying to shake it up. Here’s what happened.

Source: Frank and Steven’s Excellent Corporate-Raiding Adventure – The Atlantic