Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

Damage control

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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

Price vs. value

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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

Enrichment

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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

The slippery slope

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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

Garbage in, garbage out

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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. (more…)

The great new app

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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. (more…)

Frontloading

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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. (more…)

Not what I pictured

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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. (more…)

Sick of being sick

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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

Quit messing around!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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. (more…)