Editorial

Risks & rewards

From the Editor - Companies that make confident and aggressive moves in a down market often win market share and invest at a low cost because they’re one step ahead of their competitors.

The third-generation problem

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From the Publisher - There is a saying about family-owned businesses: The first generation builds a business, the second runs it and the third ruins it.

Diversity of thinking

In this month’s cover story, “Business in the fast lane,” page 16, members of Modern Metals’ editorial advisory board discussed challenges they face, including the need to attract a multigenerational, diverse, skilled workforce to the manufacturing industry.

Addictive technology

Before smartphones, it wasn’t easy to buy movie tickets on the way to the theater, check maps while walking in circles around an unfamiliar block or post to Twitter or Facebook from the train. 

Confidence is contagious

Sara Blakely is the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world.

Choose your own adventure

Time travel is possible. A scent, a song, a meal at a restaurant can dredge up happy and sad memories of days gone by.

What’s ahead for aluminum?

Most consumers are familiar with a sleek aluminum enclosure for their electronics.

Manufacturing innovation

In mid-September, Modern Metals’ staff attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The road ahead

 As I’ve noted in previous editorials, I grew up in North Carolina. In the fall, trees in the Tar Heel State turn glorious reds, oranges and yellows.

Excuse me, Mr. President

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As a small business owner, I take great exception to President Obama’s recent public remark: “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build it. Somebody else made that happen.”

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