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September 18, 2008



Yes, this reminds me of similat incidence in early part of my career. We were studying defect in Silcon. We would do sirtl and seeco etches and then put wafers under microscope to examine defects. One day my boss came by while I was looking at silcon wafers under microscope. I told him that I was noticing a type of defect consistently, on the same spot on every wafer. Charlie, my boss, asked me "Have you cleaned the microscope lens before you started?" It was embarassing but a good lesson.
Always clean your lenses before examining other things.


How very true...always try to see the other person's perspective and your life will be more pleasant for sure.


This example just reminded me of Dale Carnigie's book: How to Win Friends and Influence People.

In that book, the first thing he pointed out:
Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.

It's easy to criticize. Do that enough times, people would just avoid you when possible.


Definitely a true story!! There is always something to say in regards others but nothing beyond people history and feelings!! How many times we just comment something but dont think twice and see how we are?

California Guy

This reminds me of a time several years ago when I was doing a quality systems audit of a supplier with my factory customer. After we made some suggestions to the supplier, he asked us how we do certain things in our factories. My factory customer told the supplier that their quality system looks more mature than ours.

micro CEO

Mental note to self:

Go out and buy Windex (typical window cleaning agent) so that I will remember to
wipe clean my personal outlook every day. :-)

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