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Inside Quality Digest Live for June 9, 2017

Is the government helping or hurting business?

Published: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:07

The June 9, 2017, episode of QDL looked at MEP program funding, nanoholograms, and banning laptops. Plus, we talked to Lolly Daskal about “leading from within.”

MEPs are Essential to Rebuilding American Manufacturing Competitiveness

Last month, President Trump submitted a “Skinny Budget” that aims to remove some federal “fat.” One of the programs eliminated from the budget is the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), the only federally funded national network dedicated to serving small and medium-sized U. S. manufacturers.

Holograms: The Future of Electronic Devices

Ok. No holodeck yet, but we might be able to view Princess Leia in mid air. Scientists from RMIT University in Australia and the Beijing Institute of Technology have developed the thinnest hologram ever, which they hope to use in future smartphones, wearable electronics, and tablets.

The Leadership Gap

In an interview with Lolly Daskal, she discusses her book The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness (Portfolio, 2017) and how top executives can harness the virtues of their leadership style by working on who they are rather than what they are doing.

Why Banning Laptops From Airplane Cabins Doesn’t Make Sense

From a cost/benefit point of view, does heaping more and more restrictions on passengers make us that much safer, and is it worth the cost of lost productivity?

Off script with Mike and Dirk: The H1-B visa program


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Dirk Dusharme is Quality Digest’s editor in chief.