Insights 2018-07-03T15:16:14+00:00
307, 2018

How Juggernaut got its Name

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What’s a Juggernaut?      A lot of people love our company name Juggernaut.  When we started, very few people knew that a Juggernaut is an unstoppable force crushing everything in its path.  I don’t think I knew what it meant the first time I heard it.  The origin story

307, 2018

What I Learned About Design Creativity from a Jazz Musician

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f you’re an engineer, you probably had teachers telling you about how your humanities classes were making you well rounded.  I know I scoffed at the idea that Beowulf would somehow help me become a better engineer.  I realize now that there is certainly something to the idea that engineers

307, 2018

Would You Trust Tape for Assembly?

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There’s a great meme floating around out there with the title “engineering flowchart”. It’s been around in several versions for many years so I assume it’s public domain.  It sort of memorializes engineers’ love for duct tape as a fix-all. Yes, it’s funny, but I can’t recall ever specifying duct

307, 2018

Mentoring – For Best Results, Start Early

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Several years ago, we started hiring our engineering interns out of high school in addition to college students.  We didn’t have a bad experience with college interns, it’s just that I was intrigued to see what a high school student could contribute.  I felt like the internship would have more

307, 2018

Show Me Your Typical Sections

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Show Me Your Typical Sections George Opie was my first boss.  I got lucky.  Opie was the head of our design department at an automotive supplier in the mid 90’s.  We were past the days of drafting boards, but George started his career as a draftsman.  He loved to regale

307, 2018

The Day I Developed Thick Skin

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If you work in a creative field and care about what you do, then you have probably felt personally attacked when given harsh criticism. Handling criticism is an important part of learning and improving your craft. Like any other skill, the ability to take criticism (constructive or destructive) can be