From Strategy+Business

The legendary management guru believes burying your nose in a book can be the most effective strategy for succeeding in business. Read More

A Press Release From the National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE)

Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2016) – Today, the National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) announced the arrival of its new, user-friendly web site,

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From Tom Reilly

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling

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From TED2016

The secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas. Read More


As CEO, you’re somehow both the total insider and the total outsider at the same time. In some ways you’re at the center of the organization. In other contexts, you’re like the last person to know anything. Read More

Contact: Ruth Stadius
NAW Communications 
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A Press Release From Intercorp

DMG Productions educates on the latest breakthroughs in fastening solutions.

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A Press Release From EFC International

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – May 26, 2016. In a continued drive for growth, commitment to customers and supply partnership excellence, EFC International announces the addition of Mike Massengill as Plastics Design/Application Engineer.  Reporting directly to Dave Pfeifer, Director of New Business Development, Mike will be responsible for collaborating with EFC’s sales engineers, customers, and suppliers to drive growth with innovative key products. 

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From Work XO

Senior management teams are sort of like people: no two are exactly alike, though they share a lot of common characteristics. Read More

From Officevibe

The perfect hire is someone who is excited about your company’s goals – the kind of person that will go the extra mile when it’s required. Not the person who will complain when the have to work the occasional Saturday to get a project over the line. Read More

From Lawrence Heim, Elm Sustainability Partners

There is still confusion about what “country of origin” means. Country of origin refers to the point from which the ore came out of the ground. The location of the smelter can be indicative of risk in some situations, but not always. Read More

From Harvard Business Review

In decades of work with more than 100 global organizations, we have seen case after case in which managers and their companies are too eager to jump into the global arena before ensuring that all the right internal pieces are in place. Read More

From Forbes

So what’s the harm in prepping kids for college? Won’t all students benefit from a high-level, four-year academic degree program? As it turns out, not really. Read More

Rotor Clip was recently awarded the 2015 President's Award from NTN Driveshaft, Columbus, Indiana.

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Last month Rotor Clip picked 5 finalists for the Ring-A-Majig contest. On May 1st, after presenting their inventions, the winners were announced.

Three teams from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, were crowned the winners of the 2016 Rotor Clip "Ring-A-Majig" contest, which challenged students pursuing technical courses of study to use retaining rings in original product designs.

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From Tom Reilly

This is a war, a price war. You’re fighting an enemy, a pernicious challenger to your profitability. The battlefield is in your customer's head. Your opponent is price-shopper thinking.

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From National Association of Credit Management

Though still dominated by American energy and resources companies, the list of outfits most likely to default was joined by a couple of fast-deteriorating Brazilian corporations. Read More

Wholesaler-distributors who supply products and materials to contractors for work on projects funded, at least in part, with government funds are no doubt aware of the involvement of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) on many of these projects.  Recent incidents of “DBE fraud” have resulted in Justice Department charges against distributors and/or contractors.


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From Harvard Business Review

What determines whether the ideas we generate are truly creative? Recent research of ours finds that one common factor often gets in the way: we tend to undervalue the benefits of persistence. Read More