Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman


Finally, recognizing career success can be found outside a 4-year degree

I grew up in Madison, living in a “college-only” environment.

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Foxconn signals start of 'big doin's' in Wisconsin manufacturing

“Big doin’s.” That’s what my grandma would say anytime there was something exciting happening.

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Fairness or the future?

Maybe I’m getting cranky as I get older and that’s why fairness disputes sound more and more like whining rather than uplifting discussions about the future.

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Old dogs, new executive leadership tricks

Accelerating change continues to shorten the cycle of obsolescence — the amount of time it takes for learning to become obsolete — and I want to believe that I can stay sharp and relevant.

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Wayne Gretzky and the workforce

Watching the Stanley Cup playoffs got me thinking about Wayne Gretzky and two of the most overused quotes in business presentation history.

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About This Blog

Buckley Brinkman is executive director and CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity and writes about the manufacturing sector in Greater Madison and throughout Wisconsin. He has a breadth of experience in helping companies drive growth, world-class competitiveness, and performance excellence, and has led efforts to save dozens of operations in the U.S. by finding new ways for them to compete. A Wisconsin native, Brinkman holds a business degree from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.



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