The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

This book is written as a work of fiction about a new CEO coming on board a technology company and struggling with the interactions within her team of executives. These are relatable struggles most of us will have experienced in one context or another. In the book, Pat breaks down the five dysfunctions and lessons in overcoming them.

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Polyurea Coatings

Polyurea spray coatings can add some really amazing properties to otherwise fragile structures in a matter of minutes. If you’ve never seen it, a video search can show loose stacks of concrete blocks, Styrofoam coolers, and even watermelons made indestructible after just “painting” them with this stuff.

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Different Patent Types

Let’s say you’ve invented this newest and greatest product. To ensure no one steals your design or technical features of the product, you’ll want to make sure you get a patent. By patenting your product, you are given the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling your invention for a limited period.

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Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Superhydrophobic surfaces take advantage of the liquid-liquid magnetic forces (cohesion), the liquid-solid magnetic forces (adhesion), and gravity to prevent water from clinging to the surface.

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Creativity | Unfiltered: The Miracle Morning

In this book, Hal thoroughly unpacks the “why” of morning routines. Why we get the results we do when we lack daily structure? Why can we get impressive results in everything we do when we start each day with discipline? Why does this happen? All great questions and all answered in this book.

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Value Analysis and Value Engineering

VA/VE is a process. VA stands for Value Analysis, and VE stands for Value Engineering. Together, they’re great tools for delivering exactly what your customers want at a great price excluding the unnecessary. The VA part is normally more applied to existing products or prototypes (quantify the value that exists), while VE is in the design phase for new or revised products (create the value that doesn’t yet exist).

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Powder Coating Process

Powder coating is an excellent option for all sorts of metal parts. You won’t be limited in your desired color or luster for your finish as there is an extensive variety of powders available. While some shapes can be a bit tricky, a good powder coater will be able to handle what is needed. In the end, you’ll have a great looking part with good surface durability and corrosion resistance – far better than paint.

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Quantum Computers

Quantum computers use subatomic behaviors to conduct logical operations in a totally new way. When scaled up just a little, it becomes physically impossible for traditional electronic computers to compare. Google recently announced that its quantum computer just achieved something called “quantum supremacy”. It claims to have processed a calculation in just 200 seconds that would have required the world’s most powerful supercomputers over 10,000 years to crunch.

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