70% Of People Hate Their Jobs

Hi Friend, I see something wrong with our world today. Did you know that 70% of the working population in the United States is not happy, does not like the work they do, and are not engaged in the jobs they have.  Perhaps you know EXACTLY what I am talking about?! This mind-boggling statistic sparked something in me…

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Discover Your Passion: How one day can change your world

When you discover your passion – everything changes. Sometimes the change is so drastic that someone becomes unrecognizable or acts in a way that you never would have expected them to act. But when you discover your passion – life just gets better. Do you remember your first day of school? I certainly do because…

So Many Sports, So Little Time

I am not a sports guy, at all.  I would rather have my teeth drilled than watch a football game.  Last time I had the opportunity to see a major league baseball game, although I did go with my family, you know what I did?  I sat in the parking lot and drew sketches of…

Everyone Watches The Blacksmith

Imagine red hot steel being pounded on a huge anvil by a person covered in soot and wielding a heavy hammer.  What are they doing, what is that thing they are making?  After repeated stops and starts, moving the steel to and fro in the fires of the furnace, pounding and bending, shaping and forming,…

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You Want to Build It WHERE!?!? Choosing The Location of Zipper Junction

Many times has the choice of location of ZIPPER JUNCTION™ been brought to the forefront of discussion. Some of the experienced big business folks thought it should go in a more populated area with the reasoning that the scale dictates such a location.  Some folks thought it should be centrally located along the east coast, with…

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Who Is Behind The Zipper Junction Project?

It’s all about who you know. I remember one time trying to get help with a major business-phone line problem.  I must have spoken to fifty different people over the course of several days and got nowhere.  The problem was causing huge issues in our day to day operations and I could not get the…

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How To Do The Impossible (And Why You Should Care)

Determining the world was not flat, building The Great Wall of China, landing on the moon, or 3D printing human body parts; you know what they all have in common? They were all “impossible” at one time – or so people thought.  I could go on and on about all the things that were “impossible”…

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What is ZIPPER JUNCTION? (and why you should care)

ZIPPER JUNCTION™ will be a special kind of place, a place we affectionately call an outside-in town.   The many spaces within the walls of this enormous place, woodworking shops, theaters, pools, robotics labs, commercial kitchens, sound stages, lodging rooms, meeting places, ice rinks, and on and on, all came together to form a small…

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Why ZIPPERS are THE Answer (and why you should care)

Have you ever really thought about zippers, I mean really thought about them beyond their seemingly simplistic intended purpose?  Well I have.  You see, I not only have zippers as a dominant force in my life (I run a zipper factory BTW), I have also come to the realization that those little mechanical wonders can…