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MBE: What's it all about?

  
  
  

Chances are you have heard talk around the water cooler about MBE, and thought – what’s up with that? This is the first in a series of blogs that will answer that question.

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4 Steps toward Company Progress – and Away from Insanity

  
  
  

In my last blog I talked about the challenge of holding two true (though seemingly opposing) views at the same time. These are a) your company is a great and special place, even while b) there’s much that needs improving.

Why Balancing Opposing Truths in Business is Important

  
  
  

Can a company be both excellent and in serious need of improvement? If we’re being honest, the answer is yes. It’s only a dichotomy if just one of them can be true at a time – and they are definitely not mutually exclusive.

7 Ways Executive Coaches Elevate Your Game

  
  
  

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking with a fellow CEO, and the topic of executive coaches came up.

Back to the Future in Japan

  
  
  

Dateline: 30,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean in that strange twilight created when traveling from Asia back to the U.S. - where you cross the international date line and “re-live” a calendar day. It’s the closest thing I know to time travel.

Move Parts Directly in HOOPS Communicator’s 3D Player

  
  
  
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A couple of weeks ago, we released HOOPS Communicator 2.10, which features some interesting new enhancements, most notably to the 3D player’s API. Back in HOOPS Communicator 2.0, we added the ability to connect external information to 3D data through a mapping table at conversion time. This API provided an ID for each and every part in an assembly, which initially developers used for simple things like highlighting, hiding and isolating parts. 

6 Trends in Mobile App Development

  
  
  

In my last post I mentioned how Tech Soft 3D is a harbinger of where engineering software is moving. We gain a big-picture perspective of the industry through our involvement with so many next-generation applications. While we can’t talk about what specific customers are doing with our HOOPS technologies until they ship their applications, we can share some macro trends that may be of interest.

Cloud & Mobile: A Gathering Storm or Passing Shower?

  
  
  

Not long ago I was talking with Al Dean from DEVELOP3D, they of the cool print magazine and great annual event. I was describing what some of our customers were building with our technology and he exclaimed, “Tech Soft 3D is basically the canary in the coal mine. By knowing what you’re doing on behalf of your customers, you can predict what kinds of applications will be coming out over the next 12-18 months!”

Building a Feedback Culture

  
  
  

My last three blogs were all about feedback: what stops people from giving it, how to give it well and how to receive it well. However, if you don’t build a company culture that supports free-flowing feedback, none of this matters much.

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Tips for Receiving Feedback

  
  
  

So you can now dish it out, but can you take it?

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