May
20
2014

Not the retiring kind

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. (Read More…)

May
14
2014

When to walk away

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.” (Read More…)

May
05
2014

Minimum wage and the middle class

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. (Read More…)

Apr
24
2014

Need vs. want

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

Apr
18
2014

Damage control

I’ve had my share of 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…)