Nov
05
2013

The “right” answer

Chuck nailed it for me. There is no one single most important aspect of running a business. (Read More…)

Oct
30
2013

It’s a simple question

If you ask 10 people – What is the single most important component of a successful business? – you’ll get 10 different answers. But which one is right? (Read More…)

Oct
25
2013

No fees?

Here’s something we recently discovered: In California, veterans are exempt from any and all fees associated with “doing business”. (Read More…)

Oct
23
2013

Not a business?

In a reply to my Oct. 8 blog, the concept that the government is not a business was raised. In a big picture sense, that may be true. (Read More…)

Oct
15
2013

Mechanical vs. electronic

I was in a discussion the other day about the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical systems like the Reeves drive vs. electronic controllers. (Read More…)

Oct
08
2013

Running on your income?

The other day I was listening to a discussion about how the government could not function without being able to borrow. (Read More…)

Oct
02
2013

Where are the workers?

Why does the phrase, “I told you so,” come to mind? A recent article in the New York Times about a company unable to find workers caught my attention. (Read More…)

Sep
25
2013

Keep your head in the cloud

A line from Joni Mitchell’s song “Clouds” says, “I really don’t know clouds at all.” I have the same feeling about cloud-based computing. (Read More…)

Sep
18
2013

Bad customer support

I have had experiences with customer support that range from most satisfying to infuriating. (Read More…)

Sep
13
2013

A wasted trip

A few years ago I needed a 220-volt, 15-amp on/off switch for a machine. A quick trip to the local electrical supply house was all it took. (Read More…)