Author Archives: Link Howard

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Simplicity

The phrase “keep it simple, stupid” might be a little crude, but it became a popular cliché for a reason: simplicity works. In the business world, too many companies suffer from an excess of paperwork and planning: binder-sized business plans … Continue reading

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Categories: Business Success
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To be the best, we need to hire the best

I greatly enjoyed my recent opportunity to go on the air with FOX 2 Detroit and talk a little bit about our recent growth here at Powerlink. During the interview I shared some of the thinking that goes into our … Continue reading

Categories: Business Success, The Industry
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Moving forward by giving back

The holidays are a time when we celebrate family, friends and community. For me personally, one of the most important ways of strengthening the community is to always look at giving something back. That’s a perspective that I have tried … Continue reading

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility
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Too much data

It’s an accepted fact in a number of industries that more information is always better. Many companies have taken data gathering to extraordinary levels, going to great lengths to document and catalogue vast amounts of painstakingly gathered and categorized pieces … Continue reading

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Form vs. Function

I read recently that BMW is building a new facility where the space is designed from the standpoint of promoting facility maintenance best practices. Instead of worrying about aesthetics to the exclusion of everything else, the architects and designers will … Continue reading

Categories: Business Success