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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

If asked whether you guard your company’s secrets, most of us would say, “Well, of course I do.” But I’m guessing that if you are a remote worker, or do any work while on the road, you are blithely handing out company secrets and don’t even know it. If nothing bad has happened yet, it’s only because the right (or wrong) person hasn’t been near you as you shared critical company information.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


In our July 6, 2018, episode of QDL, we discuss distributed manufacturing, and distributed management.

“Brother Moonshine, Sister Solution”

If want to spur innovation, try moonshine.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


In our June 29, 2018, episode of QDL, we discuss AR, VR, and innovation.

“Experience Augmented Reality Gauging With Marposs at IMTS 2018”

Augmented reality and virtual reality are fast becoming a part of test and assembly.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


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.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


In our May 25, 2018, episode of QDL, we looked at business models, statistics, and a Champion of Quality.

“How Broken Is Your Business Model?”

Nothing focuses the mind like the sight of the gallows.

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In part one we saw that China has made great strides in terms of product quality, notably in the tech sector. But it still has a long way to go in other products. Driven by the growing middle class, who like all middle class buyers want value for their money, and by the Chinese government’s desire to improve the tarnished “made in China” brand, there is a strong interest in improving product quality.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Japanese products were synonymous with cheaply made. Anyone over the age of 50 probably remembers cheap Japanese transistor radios when they were a kid. We all believed, in the day, that the more transistors a radio had, the better. That wasn’t necessarily true, but try telling that to a 9-year-old. And of course, we all knew that Japanese radios might claim to have 10 transistors but really only five of them worked.

Conventional wisdom was U.S. made: Good. Japanese made: Bad.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


In our May 11, 2018, episode of QDL, we looked at overproducing ideas, bad quotas (aren’t they all), and how anger can help identify core values.

“Questioning Quotas”

When are quotas bad? Most of the time. But here’s a good example.

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


In our April 27, 2018, episode of QDL, we looked at the Global Brain and whether leaders really care about their employees.

“Why Tech Innovation Isn't the Answer Everyone Thinks It Is”

Is technology innovation the answer everyone thinks it is for firms that want to do more than just compete and instead create new markets and achieve rapid growth as the giants have?

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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest


In our April 13, 2018, episode of QDL, we talked about anti-hacker robots, data privacy, and new product introduction.

“HoneyBot Lures in Digital Troublemakers”

MIT nerds come up with a tasty target for IoT hackers. But this one fights back.