GARY KAPANOWSKI: Flint water crisis, same as it ever was

The updated news coming from the Flint water issue is alarming.  Government officials note the water quality is improving but not in the clear.  At the same time of this announcement, job postings for lead abatement jobs were issued by the government.  This is the denial – acceptance two step in action. Some questions that […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Timing is everything, especially when the 2008 financial crisis occurred

This is to document that Ford Motor Company was in worse condition than both General Motors and Chrysler in 2006 and needed a revised mortgage of $23.6 billion to allow its restructuring to implement change.  This allowed for Ford to operate through the 2008 financial crisis without the immediate worry of bankruptcy facing the other […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Ways to jump-start your career

After establishing the LTU Women’s forum to assist career professional women with finding work in a new field, I realized that it is very difficult for many working professionals to understand how the job seeker can obtain the right visibility and focus to find the opportunity they are seeking.  This article will list several of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Michigan Recount Voting Outrage

After reviewing the voting issue in Michigan, the real outrage is that this issue has been occurring for some time without any transparency and no one fixing the process.  There is no one being held accountable for the process.  There is no audit process being performed for accountability or improvement.  There is no sense of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Voting process is the problem

The results from Michigan election officials were alarming from the 2016 Presidential election.  Updating voting equipment, institute early voting options for constituents, and implement post-election audits will improve the process and eliminate errors as used in most states. The errors are alarming but not sizeable enough to affect the voting outcome.  This does represent a […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: The move to autonomy transportation, the ‘New Mobility’ of our time

The switch to autonomous vehicles is alluring.  Being a lean manufacturing professional, I see the waste in our current condition.  This includes loss of life and property in traffic accidents to removing wait time in transportation.  The benefits for this transition are astounding. Safety:  There are over 30,000 annual traffic deaths in the US of […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Self-driving closer than you think

There is an interesting change occurring.  Babies born today will never drive cars like we do today.  Think of that statement.  It really caught my attention as I read Carol Cain’s article.  Currently, ride sharing services are going in popularity, i.e. Uber and Lyft are great examples. Maven is a new style of this service.  […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Many Pathways for Autonomous Cars

There are many companies competing for the top stop in the next generation of the automobile, autonomous vehicles.  This article describes the following groups in play for the next generation winner for transportation. Apple Project Titan: Currently reduced staff for this project.  Apple has R&D resources for this type of project and is a constant […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Body-language can instantly boost your confidence

In a new study, a Harvard business school professor argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.  This pose is open, take up a lot of space by holding your arms and legs away from your body, i.e. the “Wonder Woman” pose.  This suggests that […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: People judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

In a recent publication of over 15 years of research, several Harvard business school professors discovered people quickly answer two questions when they first meet someone:  Can I trust you?  Can I respect you? This is referred to as the warmth and competence dimensions. In order of importance for professionals, the study found that competence […]