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Change Requires Escape Velocity

Change Requires Escape Velocity
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates ​Think about change for a moment.  Change is a word and a concept that often immobilizes even the most goal-oriented, determined and successful people among us.Think of a happy circumstance you are experiencing right now or the flu...
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7 Things Columbus Would Want You to Discover

7 Things Columbus Would Want You to Discover
"The real voyage of discovery does not consist in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."  Marcel Proust In recent years there has been some controversy surrounding Columbus, his voyage, the "finding" of America, his treatment of Native Americans etc. Being that Monday was Columbus Day, it got me to thinking about the overall concept ...
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Why Kit?

Why Kit?
More importantly, why not kit?We have a saying around here, "if it's important, put it in a box!" And while it is kind of cute and clever and all of that, the reason why it has stuck is because it's true. While kitting is technically more than just putting stuff in boxes, simplistically, it really comes down to just that! Putting something in a box...
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Driving Innovation with Supply Chain Excellence

Driving Innovation with Supply Chain Excellence
Some additional information about our TAGmedica division and how we help genomic and diagnostic testing companies.  Innovation is a critical capability for diagnostic and genomic testing organizations to help them identify and bring new life-changing discoveries to patients.The real-world outcomes would suggest that life sciences organizations...
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Achieving Custom Colors in Print.

Achieving Custom Colors in Print.
Color is a funny thing. You'd think, by its nature, that it would be 'black & white'. And it is. Kind of. But in the world of commercial printing, black isn't always black and there are multiple ways of achieving black. And white? Well, that depends on what material you're printing on.Sound complicated? Well it is. And it's not at the same time...
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Understanding Color—in Print.

Understanding Color—in Print.
There was a time when print was the only game in town. And it wasn't that long ago. But, as we all know, times have changed. Unfortunately, many in the print business seem to long for yesteryear instead of embracing what has become the "new norm." This has created a slew of opportunities to educate and facilitate print as a formidable component of ...
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5 Sales Lessons for the Fall

5 Sales Lessons for the Fall
There is a time for every season and every purpose under the sun it was famously written.  Well, fall is no exception.  It is here.  And for me, it brings with it some interesting sales and business lessons.1. Look for low hanging fruit.  On our recent trip to the apple orchard, I spent a good bit of time maneuvering the 'picker...
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Back-to-School Marketing

Back-to-School Marketing
"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."    ~ Sir Claude MoserNow that all of the parents of school-age children have seen the 'big yellow bus' roll down the road at least a few times this year, it makes sense to think about what back-to-school lessons we need to be reminded of from a marketing perspective.  Here are...
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Do Beards Make you Smarter?

Do Beards Make you Smarter?
Well that's easy, of course they do! I mean just take a quick glance through history and it's clear. You've got Einstein, Nietzsche and da Vinci. Galileo, Sophocles and Shakespeare! These guys don't even need a first name.Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant for sure were pretty smart. And John Lennon definitely wrote better music when he had ...
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Is Any PR, Good PR?

Is Any PR, Good PR?
I don't know. I genuinely wish I had a better answer, but that's the truth. Let's dig a little deeper.So how is this shoe company doing financially in the last 10 days or so. From what I've read, and I'm certainly open to input from others, online sales have grown 31% from the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, through today. And while there wa...
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