• This article originally appeared on the NIST Taking Measure blog. I think we’ve taken this pumpkin spice thing too far. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall. That first crisp evening when you need to put on a sweater, the crunch of leaves under your......

  • Manufacturing Careers As more and more Americans are losing faith in the value of a four-year degree after grappling with mounting student loan debt and unclear job prospects, manufacturers have the opportunity to show the broad range of careers in our sector that don’t include......

  • From kindergarten to college, you can find Made in America school supplies. No matter what grade you (or your little ones) are, it’s easy to find school supplies that are also American-made. From crayons to dorm room bedding, we’ve found must-have Made in America items......

  • Companies Love to Complain About the Skills Gap. But They Aren’t Doing Much About It.   A new study finds that only 1 in 3 organizations have a process to address the gap. Companies often complain about the “skills gap,” but most of them aren’t......

  • The kid has no collarbone, no front teeth and is a breakout star in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Gaten Matarazzo plays the curly-haired, lisping Dustin on the hit show, serving as the smart and sweet comedic relief in the often-tense sci-fi drama. The episodic......

  • KISS (the principle, not the heavy metal rock band that gave us Starcat and the Demon), means “Keep it simple, stupid.” (Long ago, I had a boss who insisted we replace “stupid” with “sweetheart” or “sunshine,” which created communication inconsistency and violated the very essence......

  • The Receipt Save that receipt. A lot of people do. Those retail marketers who see this little communiqué as simply a throwaway record of a sale aren’t looking closely enough. Or thinking creatively enough. As the retail business continues its consumer- and digital-driven transformation, marketers......

  • Point of Purchase Marketing: How Retailers Can Optimize POP Areas for Higher Sales Email Pinterest Facebook LinkedIn   Think your marketing ends once a customer sets foot in the store? Believing that your work is done is a big mistake, and one that can cost......

  • Did you ever play the board game of Chutes and Ladders? The object of the game is to get to the end of the path first. You avoid landing on a chute, which makes you slide backwards. And take advantage of the ladders which help......