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Fourscore and Seven Years Ago; Now- Seven Score and a Decade beyond

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Who is wise?  S/He who learns from everyone.

These words from the Talmud (Gmara) remind us that we are never the smartest person in the room.  We always can learn from another.  Today, I will share words of wisdom from two great people- Rabbi Avi Weiss and President Abraham Lincoln.

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American Manufacturers…

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I wrote about Milliken & Company the other day- a great American company,  which managed to grow and innovate due in a large part to its CEO.  There are other companies like that.  Corning under the Houghton’s – that managed to convert itself from a glass company- with the ubiquitous Corningware- into a high tech powerhouse that specializes in medical equipment and fibre-optics, among others.  (Thanks for the opportunity, Corning.)  But today, I will discuss another company, one that has been having a race with the mythical phoenix.

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Whither Manufacturing? Wither?

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We’ve already discussed why employment is in trouble in the US.  But, there are other facts- forgetting the politics- that really tell the story.   Many are angry that the US bailed out the banks.  Given how the banks have acted since that effort, one would be hard pressed to not feel that same way.  But, many are annoyed that the US bailed out the auto industry.  Given how that effort has turned out, one is hard pressed to understand those thoughts.

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