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Not the retiring kind

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

There have been many times when I’ve thought, “This is not good”. One was when we stopped referring to people as people and started calling them consumers. Another is when we began to call the older members of our society senior citizens. (more…)

When to walk away

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The other day I heard that song from the 70′s, “The Gambler.” There’s that great line, “Know when to walk away, know when to run.” (more…)

Minimum wage and the middle class

Monday, May 5th, 2014

The other day I was listening to a radio report about Congress voting down a national minimum wage hike. This was followed by some comments from the president to the effect that Congress had stuck it to the middle class. (more…)

Need vs. want

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

I have heard it said many times that people do not buy what they need. They buy what they want. (more…)

Damage control

Friday, April 18th, 2014

I’ve had my share of 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…)