Well as of tonight I have walked 119.7 miles since I restarted this stage six days ago. My aim has been to reach Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, A very long time ago< I earned a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering right here at Mizzou. I am anxious to return to this town which I now begin to remember well. As I sip a chardonnay I recall that one of the greatest gifts I received here was the art of analyzing variables. It is a long story but during my pharmaceutical career I encountered hundreds of technical problems which needed to be resolved. While other, well qualified engineers, searched for the "root cause" of these problems I never forgot the lessons of my Mizzou course in Experimental Design which showed how to determining the impact of multiple variables on an outcome. Usually, in my business problems many variables were involved. You taught me well Mizzou!
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013