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National Instruments Sets Sights on Grand Challenges

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Douglas Smock
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Re: Grand Challenges
Douglas Smock   8/3/2011 4:36:21 PM
I'm wondering what Mr. Truchard's list of Grand Challenges might have looked like 10 or 20 years ago, and what specific NI inventions helped solve those problems. I like his stuff. You need to have very big goals in order to do great things.

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Grand Challenges
Beth Stackpole   8/3/2011 12:34:23 PM
Based on Chuck's article, it looks like NI pulled off a nice balancing act by supporting its lofty goals of working on society's biggest problems with a peak at some specific technology initiatives that do just that. Showing how their tools can be parlayed into real-world innovations is just what the doctor ordered in terms of motivating and keeping engineers engaged.

Jennifer Campbell
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Grand Challenges
Jennifer Campbell   8/3/2011 12:23:41 PM
NI sure has set its sights high. I can't wait to read more about each of these projects, as they come to fruition.

Rob Spiegel
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Nice to see big thinking
Rob Spiegel   8/3/2011 12:23:19 PM
NI has become a very interesting company is recent years. They're been stretching quite bit. I've wondered was was behind it. Chuck's article spells it out. It's good to see big thinking based on engineering.

Lauren Muskett
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Lauren Muskett   8/3/2011 12:06:09 PM
It is good to see NI encouraging their employees to tackle society's greatest challenges. By creating new tools and having daily conversations ideas can be tossed around and improved to tackle big issues head on.

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