Will Gen-X and Gen-Y kill the printing industry … or save it?

Over the past couple months, I've been following several discussions on LinkedIn concerning the fate of the printing industry.  The talk is all about convergence.  The consensus is that printers, specifically digital printers,  have to embrace electronic delivery systems, including social media, in order to survive. Now all this is fine.  We all know the … Continue reading Will Gen-X and Gen-Y kill the printing industry … or save it?

Why Should We Keep Print Alive?

I've been following a group on Twitter called #helpprintthrive.  It's a discussion about how can the printing industry can, well - thrive. I've spent the last 20+ years in the printing industry ... and I'm as much for keeping the industry viable as much as the next person, but I'm starting to have second thoughts. In … Continue reading Why Should We Keep Print Alive?

Passing Uphill – version 2010

How do you react when things are difficult. We've been hearing about how we are coming out of the recession we're in.  Overall this may be true.  Certain industries are expanding but it's still very hard out there.  We're not all Apple.  But that doesn't mean we can't learn from them. When I was in … Continue reading Passing Uphill – version 2010

The Alliance

Changes in environment often require changes in thinking. In 1876 two mortal enemies found that the differences they had between them paled in comparison to the a threat both of them encountered.  After the Civil War, the U.S. government turned it's attention to the Wild West and the fight against the Indians - or as … Continue reading The Alliance

How to run a business in a recession … or not!

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to my friend Jim Albany in Denver.  He mentioned he had taken his fourteen year old son and his scout troop camping in the mountains.  Now, we're talking about camping in a tent at 7000 feet in Colorado in January. Wow!  Now I've camped a lot - … Continue reading How to run a business in a recession … or not!