February 13, 2024

Lead Times Can Set Your Business Back

A couple of weeks ago I got rear-ended going into work. Luckily, no one was injured, and I could drive my car to work. The other vehicle, which was much older, had more damage and had to be towed. I contacted my insurance company, which was efficient, and recommended a local company to take care of the repairs. I brought my car in the following […]

January 30, 2024

Glass Expo Southeast™ ’24 Recap

Last week, I attended the Glass Expo Southeast™ in Orlando. It was exciting to see the enthusiasm and participation of all involved. This was one of the first glass shows to kick off the new year, and everyone I spoke with, both vendors and customers, was enthusiastic about the year ahead. The format was well accepted, with half the agenda dedicated to education and half […]

January 16, 2024

Happy New Year! Time to Rethink Your Business

This is the time of the year that most of us take some time to plan for the new year. I have talked to many business executives who say adding employees remains crucial. To attract and keep employees, it’s important to plan how to train and manage new hires and the whole staff. I found an article on Inc.com by Marcel Schwantes that discusses a […]

December 12, 2023

Charlie Munger had Three ‘Basic Rules’ for Career Happiness

Legendary Berkshire Hathaway investor Charlie Munger passed away last month. He was known not only as Warren Buffett’s right-hand man at Berkshire Hathaway but also for his business and life advice. Munger lived by three basic rules for career happiness. One of them was not working for anyone you don’t respect. This was followed up by “working with only people you enjoy.” Over the years, […]

November 28, 2023

Lead Times and Supply Chain Issues are Still Important

I recently attended the Facades+ Los Angeles conference. This conference attracts architects and offers seminars and areas for vendors to showcase products. The conference was well attended, and most of the people I met were architects or designers. I was surprised how often lead times came up in our conversations. They are still concerned with supply chain issues and how they affect projects. Several asked […]