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Shorten the Time… Lessen the Budget… Make It Work

Even those of us old to remember do everything we can to forget the otherwise desolate and desperate economy of the 1970's. Yet the 1970's were a time many of today's most significant companies were founded. History shows dark, volatile economies tend to spawn the greatest innovations...

What We Can’t See Has Been Hurting Us, It Doesn’t Have...

Already suffering from Covid fatigue, with some experts projecting 500,000 or more new positive Covid cases per day post-holidays, one might logically argue we are all living Graham Greene’s “a story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back...

2021: A Year in Limbo or of Progress?

Slightly more than a month ago, November 24 2021 to be exact, the Omicron variant was first detected in South Africa;  not even 4 weeks later the entire world was in an Omicron vice grip with US hospitals describing conditions even worse than coronavirus’s first terrifying wave...

Declutterization: A 2022 Hospitality Business Priority

Decluttering has become a hot topic, although its greatest emphasis seems to be limited to our personal lives and habits. A superb NY Times article How The Supply Chain Crisis Unfolded is both must reading and inspiration for foodservice’s adopting declutter philosophies for business...

Extinguishing the Burning Flame of Uncertainty

Of late I’ve had numerous flashbacks to reciting the Greek alphabet ten times holding a lit match between my fingers, one of my college fraternity’s more absurd pledging rituals. With omicron rapidly spreading throughout the country and the Delta variant causing a surge in hospitalizations and deaths...

Wisdom of Collaborating With Experts

While expert opinions range from Dr Leong Hoe Nam’s “Omicron will dominate and overwhelm the whole world in three to six months” to NIH Director Dr Francis Collins more optimistic “No data to suggest the Omicron variant causes more severe symptoms”, what we do know is...

Sustainable Urgency

While the recently concluded United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow Scotland didn’t produce everything many had hoped for— COP26 President Alok Sharma called it “a fragile win”— an agreement was signed by 197 countries establishing meaningful foundations...

In Memory of An Inspiration

This has been a particularly hard week for all Day & Nite/All Service/Popular Plumbing/Performance Air Mechanical stakeholders. I really don't know if anyone can ever truly get over the loss of such a magnetic and caring person, exceptional and sincere professional...