Last week surely was a tough one. Quite frankly, it was hard to focus on work. The emotions from the marathon, to the catastrophic explosion in Texas, to the manhunt and capture at the end of the week really were draining. People much more brilliant than me will continue to weigh in on what that week meant, and will eventually mean, to our world and society. For me, I am just glad it’s over and I hope sincerely for better times ahead.
- No doubt that our world is an online one. Last Friday, as the manhunt was going on, I don’t think there were many people not connected to the Internet, following Twitter or even listening online to the Boston Police scanners. In fact, I had a client who had to ask their employees to jump off the web because they were using bandwith at insane levels. We are surely a “now” society when it comes to breaking news.
- The Mid Atlantic Glass Expo was a huge success from all indicators and reports. There is no question that the region supports that show like no other. Again, I feel we are in prime “show time.” The timing is truly ripe for events that allow people to network, learn and grow.
- The incredible Julie Ruth wrote a must read piece in the last Glass Magazine on codes. If you are in the business, you really need to read and grasp it. I also know some folks in our industry have some thoughts on these code movements and I have reached out to them for comment on a future post. If you have some angles on it, shoot me a note.
- The NFRC is still making their type of news on the Energy Star side. While they have softened their language regarding the need for people to sign up (and how they’ll bust them), they now are invoicing immediately. That is, before the program is really even going. Gotta love it. And the program itself is becoming pretty controversial. I’m still learning about it, but my mind is spinning on this one.
- Last week on the blog, I noted that winter is still here, and sure enough, Mother Nature decided to confirm that by dropping a ton of snow on Colorado and Minnesota. Seriously, enough is enough….
- Last this week, a happy birthday to one of the hardest working guys in this business, Scott Goodman of Flat Glass Distributors. Knowing Scott, he probably spent his birthday dropping off orders all over Central Florida!
The author is founder of Sole Source Consultants, a consulting firm for the building products industry that specializes in marketing, branding, communication strategy and overall reputation management, as well as website and social media, and codes and specifications. E-mail him at MaxP@SoleSourceConsultants.com.
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