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Ryan E. Day
Henry Ford is credited with the cheeky quote, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, ‘A faster horse.’” But, people didn’t get a faster horse (which may indeed have been what...
    In April, Ford announced that it will be phasing out nearly all of its passenger cars in the United States. If all goes according to plan, 90 percent of Ford’s portfolio in North America will be trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. Its F-150—the most popular vehicle in America—is now poised to...
    In case you missed it, Elon Musk recently called BS on the field of nanotechnology. The ensuing Twitter spat was admittedly rather small on the grand scale of things, but it did throw up an important question: Just what is nanotech, and where does the BS end and the science begin? I suspect that...
    In ancient times, the story goes, cooks in the city of Sybaris were granted yearlong monopolies for the sale of unique dishes they created. Since then, generations of inventors have relied on patents to discourage copycats from stealing their best ideas. Economists, in turn, have tallied up patents...
    In our June 15, 2018, episode of QDL, we get a field report from the HxGN LIVE user conference, examine the “story of quality,” and consider the importance of experience. HxGN Live recap Mike Richman went to HxGN LIVE... but I didn’t. I relive it vicariously through Mike’s field report. “A...

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