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feature 1spacerGoodbye Fear, Hello Creativity
We have the tools to be creative. So what should we create?
by David Schwinn




I recently picked up the summer 2012 edition of the American Society for Quality's (ASQ) Quality Management Forum, which focused on creativity and innovation. Tracy Owens started off the discussion with his article, "Don't Ask Him, He's Not Creative." [ full story ]

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ODDS & ENDS

News bits for the water-cooler crowd

Ordinary Camera and Projector Team Up to Measure in 3D
What's more, they are better than scanners at capturing fast-moving objects.

NASA Finds Four-Toed Print in Own Backyard
Take that, Bigfoot scoffers. Actually, this impression was left by a nodosaur about 110 million years ago.

Dazzling Map Shows More Than 150 Years of Hurricanes
If they weren't so deadly they'd be beautiful.

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"Wherever I am, I can't wait to read my Quality Digest Daily," says QD's CEO Jeff Dewar, seen here relaxing during an 80-mile paddle trip on Washington waterways.

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comingtompicspacerWhy I Will Never Work Again
The sidelines are looking better all the time





After 30 years with a bank and 10 years as director of a state quality award program, I retired from the work force in 2003 and have never looked back. As I approach being a septuagenarian next year in March, I look back on my work history with fondness, satisfaction, accomplishment, excitement, and maybe a bit of frustration. [ full story ]


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comingtompicspacerReturn on Investment: More Than Just Dollars and Cents
Why Polymer Solutions implemented a document management system



There you are. It's Monday morning. You've arrived early, ready to start your week. Coffee is brewing in the staff kitchen. You're caught up on your emails. Things are looking good. That is, until Bob, your client's auditor, calls at 9 a.m. to tell you he's coming for an audit on Wednesday. [ full story ]


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This engine can move a ton of freight 480 miles on one gallon of fuel



GE Transportation has unveiled the prototype for its next Evolution Series locomotive, which will decrease constituent emissions by more than 70 percent and save railroad customers more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure and operational costs. [ full story ]


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