After hijacking a space on EMSNOW’s homepage while I guest edited the publication, their esteemed editor, Jennifer Read, has kindly allowed me back on a weekly basis to share some of what I am watching, reading and even listening to. So, here’s a few things I’ve enjoyed this week, some of which you will see among my regular posts on LinkedIn.
- The tariff and trade war debate goes on and on and my recent ‘What’s the SCOOP?’ column in both EBN and EPSNews is testament to that. Check out Barbara Jorgensen’s recent column suggesting that Tariffs Continue to Stunt U.S. Manufacturing Growth.
- In contrast, Michael Mandel writes about How the China Trade War Will Jump Start Digital Manufacturing.
- Meanwhile, according to a report from Reuters Taipei, Foxconn said it had enough capacity outside China to meet Apple’s demand in the American marketif the need should arise for the iPhone maker to adjust its production lines due to the U.S.-China trade war.
- Is the Apple Car for Real? It’s no secret that Apple has been working on an autonomous – possibly electric – car. Well, either a car or parts of a car. Newly filed patents have bought the debate bubbling to the surface again!
- Terry Gou for President, and why not? This is a fascinating Reuters exclusive: Foxconn plans management overhaul as Chairman Gou seeks Taiwan presidency – source says.
- It’s hard to resist an invitation like, How to Create Colossal Value With 3-D Printing. Take a look at this column from Forbes contributor, Janne Kyttanen.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: I am a big TEDtalk fan, and this one entitled Hackers: the internet immune system, is a real standout, viewed by your truly and more than two million others, exploring the role of hackers in innovation and particularly in cybersecurity. The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK: Nice job Mike Konrad and Brian D’Amico, great podcast, great conversation. I particularly like where Brian suggests the hybrid inspection machine of the future might include x-ray technology! Check out the latest episode of Reliability Matters.
Read more, watch more, hear more, know more – that’s the SCOOP!