There's nothing wrong with being "different," or so we say. As parents, we try to teach our kids to be tolerant and accepting of other kids, regardless of their appearance or nationality. And when one of our own kids is feeling unconnected in their peer group, we encourage them that it's okay to be different because we all have different strengths and talents.
There is a little greasy spoon in a small port town on the Georgian Bay, a block from the town dock. It's a great place for breakfast, especially after a night spent on the boat.
Here's a column that's been brewing for, oh, let's say 25 years. Leadership is lonely. And even if you are surrounded by a great team, you should never be too surprised when you find that you are alone.
These are funny times in the manufacturing world. Though unemployment is still pretty high and many displaced manufacturing workers are unable to find work, it is still difficult to find people to fill critical manufacturing jobs. The toughest to fill are those that involve programming and industrial software.
In the last few months, I have done an extensive amount of travel to the different industrial regions in North America, including the Southeast, the Midwest, the Southwest, the "Rust Belt," Ontario and Michigan, for the purpose of building up my own company. Through my role in the London Region Manufacturing Council, I have participated in numerous roundtable discussions and have listened to industry and government leaders speak of their plans, or opinions, on rebuilding or re-igniting industries in their regions. And through it all, I see hope, sense optimism and hear about "the light at the end of the tunnel."
Make IT Secure 2019: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing
April 25, 2019
Partners in Prevention 2019
April 30-1, 2019
Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Canada
June 4-6, 2019
PDTA Canadian Conference
June 5-7, 2019
APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019
June 12, 2019
Avnet IoT Workshop
June 16, 2019