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Young red headed woman pointing at the title, "The Principles of Serendipitous Confluence"

The Principles of Serendipitous Confluence

Have you ever heard the phrase "Principles of Serendipitous Confluence" before? This phrase basically means "discovering the right thing at the right time." I found this expression in the book "Ghost Rider" by Neal Peart. This book…
Innovating by Skipping Steps

Innovating By Skipping Steps

Have you thought about skipping steps in what you do? Yes, I'm absolutely positive that sounds completely weird coming from me. I'm a process and procedure guy. Efficiency. Workflow. Continuous improvement. All that jazz. You know…
ISS Long Beach 2022 Show Recap

ISS Long Beach Expo 2022 Show Recap

Traditionally the ISS Long Beach Expo has been the best and one of the most successful decorated industry trade shows.  People from all over the world have flown in to walk the show, learn new techniques, network, and discover what’s…
Idea Implementation Guide

Idea Implementation Guide

Someone once said, "Hey, I have a great idea!" Then, almost miraculously, nothing happened. It went nowhere. Zero money was made. Nothing was improved. Lives were not changed. Why? Because the hard part usually isn't coming up…
Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

How far are you looking ahead? Summer is ending. School is ramping up and fall sports are starting. COVID is getting scarier again. Maybe. A few weeks ago I wrote about two trends. One was the supply chain disruption, and the other was the…
1000 Miles An Hour With Your Hair On Fire

1,000 Miles Per Hour With Your Hair on Fire

I've often described being insanely busy as "1,000 miles per hour with your hair on fire." Can you relate? For many businesses, getting sales flowing again after the pandemic was an obsession. In many shops today, tidal waves of orders are…