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The Importance of Innovation

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I was the Chair of the Manufacturers Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE)’s Innovation awards committee for this year’s Manufacturers’ Summit. It was inspiring to hear the stories of manufacturing innovation at today’s awards ceremony! These companies innovated in many different ways ranging from workforce development to marketing to resource efficiency, and each had tangible and significant results. As I said when giving out the award, there is a significant difference between problem solving and innovation. Problem solving “gets you back to some sort of standard performance” — important yet extremely different from innovation. Innovation, on the other hand, raises the…
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Interpret!

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My close friend’s step-mom is a sharp-witted, amazing storyteller, and one of her famous lines is “interpret”. Whether she said something completely wrong or somewhat close to what she wanted to communicate, she simply says “interpret” with a smile. Somehow with her, it works every time. If I tried it, somehow I doubt I’d have quite as much luck! However, she is correct. I was listening to my nephew ask questions about his homework project, and he seems to think that if the exact situation hasn’t occurred before, he wouldn’t know the answer. It is a learning process as he…
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