A Great Idea I Never Had. Better Elevator Automation, no Buttons in Elevator.

After my second year at engineering school (Cornell University), I spent the summer working in a dream job as an intern at the world famous Ford Design Center in Dearborn Michigan.  The group I worked in was an elite group of engineers whose responsibilities were to figure out better ways to build the cars that would come out in 5 years.  Literally, the sky was the limit for what we could do or propose doing.  I remember one evening walking around the cars made of clay with Charlie Haddad who was the director of our engineering group.  Charlie suggested I look at each car and think about what could be better.  I remember him saying “just clear you mind and think, spend real time on it, don’t make it a passing … Continue Reading


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