The objective, and the challenge, of writing the blog for Superfactory is to come up with something just about every day in which I can challenge the status quo and set people to thinking. What you read here is just one man’s opinion, and not necessarily an intelligent man with a correct opinion. Quite often the opposite proves to be true.
The response I received from the blog on the military spending article caused me to think that, perhaps, some folks take this a bit too seriously. Regardless, if you read my stuff, give it some serious thought, then form your own opinion – juts as valid as mine – then the blog has been a success.
I do not speak/write for Superfactory and my opinions are often not the same as Kevin Meyers’ – the guy responsible for all of the work and brains it takes to make Superfactory possible. To Kevin’s great credit, he lets me have at it anyway, even when he has to roll his eyes to do it.
People with bigger brains and beefier resumes than mine sharply disagree with me on everything from Delphi to the Estate Tax. If you opt to toss my piece on the scrap heap, you are in good company.
On the other hand, if one blog out of a hundred gives you cause to stop and rethink something, then go about manufacturing with a clearer perspective, then the blog has been a success. For that matter, if you read my blog and consider my argument, then decide that your contrary opinion is still valid, that has value too.
I don’t lose sleep over the criticism and often I learn from it. I hope none of you read too much into it if occasionally my opinion rubs a nerve. I’m just looking around manufacturing and, when it seems to me that one of the manufacturing emperors isn’t wearing any clothes, I point it out.