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March 13, 2013
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Book Club Submission Form

While we welcome reviews of just about any literary category, including business, fiction, history,self-help, real-life adventure, etc., good taste and respect for Book Club’s mission are of the essence. Hint: 50 Shades of Grey and Winning Craps For The Serious Player are examples of inappropriate titles. No haters allowed, so stay away from politics, college football and the like. Authors, publishers, booksellers and professional marketing types need not apply.

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2:45 pm
March 13, 2013
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My Take: First Rule Of Book Club — Do Talk About Books

newjaneresize2By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor

A small, framed quote hanging on my kitchen wall sums up my approach to life fairly accurately: “When I have a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” I’ve hauled that darned thing around from one domicile to another for more than 30 years—and it still makes me smile whenever I read it. 

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2:37 pm
March 13, 2013
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Uptime: Smart Machines: Careers With A Future

bob williamson thumb thumbBy Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor

This economic downturn, Great Recession or whatever it’s called is taking quite a toll, given the loss of middle-class jobs across so many business and industrial sectors. At the same time, worker productivity in the U.S. is high, largely because of improving methods and the affordability of newer technologies and “smart machines.” 

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2:35 pm
March 13, 2013
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Manufacturing System Savings

motor-decisions-matterHenry Ford once said, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” Sound motor management practices, like conducting a motor inventory to assess repair-replace decisions before motors fail, are done behind the scenes, but can lead to noticeable energy and cost savings. The right management practices enhance the quality of your operational processes, and serve to make your plant more lean and efficient. 

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2:31 pm
March 13, 2013
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Don’t Procrastinate…Innovate!: Power From Making Lists And Checking Them Twice

ken bannister thumb thumb thumbBy Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor

Those lucky enough to visit the magnificent National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH, marvel at the superbly restored aircraft of past generations that lay testament to man’s innovative spirit. Among the facility’s national treasures, one plane’s star shines brighter than all the rest.

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6:00 am
March 13, 2013
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Manufacturing System Savings

motor-decisions-matterHenry Ford once said, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” Sound motor management practices, like conducting a motor inventory to assess repair-replace decisions before motors fail, are done behind the scenes, but can lead to noticeable energy and cost savings. The right management practices enhance the quality of your operational processes, and serve to make your plant more lean and efficient. 

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