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Randy Hernandez

Executive vice president of operations

Kenall Manufacturing Co.

Whether leading a business or a sports team, the ability to see around corners is an important skill.

Randy Hernandez, executive vice president of operations at Kenall Manufacturing Co. in Kenosha, recommends the book “Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking” to those interested in improving their ability to skate to where the puck is going.

“More than anything, ‘Blink’ has a lot to do with studying cognition,” Hernandez said. “Taking information and synthesizing that information in a way that’s useful.”

While one may not have all the information, “Blink” shows how a person can still make good decisions without the complete picture.

“You listen to snippets and small amounts of information and you apply that to what the decision is,” Hernandez said. Having studied some of this, I think it’s helped me make better decisions over the course of my career, much better for the folks in the organization and for the business in general. Also, it helps in seeing this ability in other people.”


By Malcolm Gladwell

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