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Owning the Future

Leadership roles are often defined by the time an individual uses to plan their actions: a worker is concerned with what they have to do for one day, the supervisor will plan next month’s work schedule, while a senior manager is responsible for the department’s yearly budget. A director will plan three to five years […]

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Hydraulics in the Entertainment Industry Present an Interesting, Challenging Career Opportunity

By Mark Castle, Head of Automation KÀ at MGM Hotel and Casino During my career in the entertainment business, I have had the opportunity to design, build, install, and maintain many different types of control systems for a variety of applications. My focus over the last 10 years has been with Cirque Du Soleil’s production of […]

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Innovation is the Key to Progress

I have heard many engineers complain that industry is too timid when it comes to innovation. Incremental improvements are pursued while major opportunities for game-changing opportunities are rejected because of cost and risk. These impressions are backed up with solid evidence. In his influential book, “The Rise and Fall of American Growth,” Northwestern University Economics […]

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