After college, I had my dream job. As a boy growing up in southern Indiana, I wanted to work at Cummins Engine Company. Not only was Cummins the largest employer in the area, but it also paid the best and all my friends that had parents working there seemed to have money. So, I was delighted t
Maya Angelou said “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” It occurred to me that this statement applies to more than just conversations or interactions with others. It can be applied to nearly
Every capital project is different, yet every capital project has similar components that are the fundamentals to excellent execution.
Every project should have a measurable return. Most of the time, this will be a return on capital. However, there are exceptions that focus on safety an
Our society’s lust for comfort and entertainment is insidiously reducing its ability to observe reality. The further society moves away from observing reality, the faster it will collapse. History has demonstrated that societies rise and fall as do businesses. The battleground in a democrati
Opportunities and activities abound. Everyone is ready to occupy our time with this or that. In my studies of success and high performers, a common thread has emerged. Learning to say “no” is a significant contribution to their long-term success. Saying no is difficult. We naturally d
If you were to consider a valuation of your personal stock, would you be excited? Has your personal stock value increased in the last year or has it been flat? Maybe you lost a job or went through a divorce that has your personal stock at an all time low. If you are familiar with the stock mar