Jan
07
2015

Want vs. need

It’s pretty well known that people buy what they want and not necessarily what they need. This can provide a good bit of selling strategy but it can also trip us up. (Read More…)

Dec
29
2014

Not music to my ears

Over the years, the topic of allowing music to be played in the shop has come up again and again. (Read More…)

Dec
22
2014

Good news, bad news

The consensus is that the economy has pretty much recovered from the Great Recession, and I am seeing many signs that this is true. (Read More…)

Dec
17
2014

Where are they?

I keep hearing about how many people are still out of work. I need people to work. Seems like it should be a good fit. (Read More…)

Dec
03
2014

What I say

I was taken to task in replies to my last post for discussing issues that were not confined to woodworking but that could be applied to many (or any) businesses. (Read More…)

Nov
25
2014

Immigration reform

Since most of the people working in shops and on construction sites (from my perspective in California) are of Spanish speaking decent, the immigration issue is one that affects employers deeply. (Read More…)

Nov
21
2014

How long does learning take?

We all know that skills must be acquired. No one is born with them. It’s a learning process. (Read More…)

Nov
18
2014

Gridlock revisited (What? Already?)

My take on the recent election is that people have become exhausted with the apparent inability of government to actually accomplish anything. (Read More…)

Nov
11
2014

Take me to your leader

The recent election has got me thinking about the need for strong leadership, It’s obvious that the country is desperate for strong leaders who can pull the warring factions together. (Read More…)

Nov
05
2014

Better mousetrap?

There is an old saying that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. In reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. (Read More…)