Apr
18
2014

Damage control

I’ve had my share shipping nightmares. One incident, in particular, stands out. (Read More…)

Apr
15
2014

Price vs. value

I was reading an interesting bit on the difference between price and value and how these are defined. (Read More…)

Apr
04
2014

Enrichment

We often think of “enrichment” as meaning that we get more money. But, as makers, enrichment can have an entirely different meaning. (Read More…)

Apr
02
2014

The slippery slope

In trying to compete and stay in business, prices can end up getting cut to the bone, resulting in a minimal profit. (Read More…)

Mar
25
2014

Garbage in, garbage out

We sometimes get the idea that the computer is a panacea, an infallible, virtually intelligent entity incapable of error. The truth is that the computer is just another tool and is only as good as the person using it. (Read More…)

Mar
14
2014

The great new app

My wife and I have always worked together, participating fully in each other’s endeavors. Lately, it has seemed like there is less and less time and more and more to do. (Read More…)

Mar
12
2014

Frontloading

The recent discussion about running a business on credit produced some interesting responses. It’s clear that a line of credit is useful and, in some instances, essential. (Read More…)

Mar
05
2014

Not what I pictured

The other day I was reading an article about Venezuelan eco-cabanas being constructed as an example of how to build low-cost, environmentally friendly dwellings. (Read More…)

Feb
28
2014

Sick of being sick

The flu is going around and it has found me. (Read More…)

Feb
26
2014

Quit messing around!

If I had a crew that was as incapable of getting their job done as our current Congress seems to be, I would fire the lot. (Read More…)