I suppose that most people have friends. I think it is probably difficult to go through this life and not acquire what would be termed as a friend. Dale Cavanaugh at versatilemachining.com has been my friend since we first started working together at Bainbridge Manufacturing in, I think, 1991.
What I found is that there are different kinds of friends. Some you hang with, some you learn from, some you encourage. Dale and I have a kind of business related friendship. I want him to succeed and I think he wants the same for me. We often contact each other, or drop in at work.
One thing I have in my friend Dale is a resource. He is a person I can go to for specific help, for insights, for answers to the question: “Am I seeing this clearly?”. Most of our contact is business related, as friends we enjoy each other in that realm. [Read more…]