More Clever Tips For Business Travelers

More Clever Tips For Business Travelers

A couple of weeks ago Gary wrote an insightful blog post that speaks to all of us who do lots of business travel. If you haven’t already read it, you should. http://www.ravepubs.com/five-simple-services-every-business-traveler-wants-actually-needs/ I have to concur with all of his findings, although (spoiler alert!) it hadn’t occurred to me to perform emergency plumbing repair on […]

Stop the Insanity

Stop the Insanity

Well, another round of trade shows is upon us and once again the marketing spinnerets are at work spinning nonsense into innovation and trying to capture the consumer in the web. We’ve seen it all year with the misuse of the term 4k and with the unnecessary curving of our LCD and OLED screens, and now […]

Making Small Talk

Making Small Talk

An interesting study crossed my newsfeed this week, and engendered some interesting discussion amongst my peers and I. From the Academy of Management website: “Men who engage in small talk before getting down to negotiations — compared with those who launch right into it — not only make a much more favorable impression, but also […]

Techno-Inversion: What It Means for Companies When Consumer Technology Comes First

Techno-Inversion: What It Means for Companies When Consumer Technology Comes First

I’m sitting in a midtown hotel lobby in New York surrounded by what I call a technology inversion. What’s that? Well, in general, the evolution of technology follows fairly predictable patterns. Large problems are given attention by large institutions (governments, academic communities, corporate research labs) and their solutions are then productized. These products are then […]

COBie: The New Face of Building Information Exchange

COBie: The New Face of Building Information Exchange

The construction industry has fully adopted virtual design. Driven by a combination of government policy and strategies for more efficient, cost effective design practice, building information modeling (BIM) has become widely accepted as a transformation of analog text and 2D graphics, to 3D, digital electronic imagery and information. BIM as a design software tool is […]

Christie: Trendsetting and Trailblazing with Virtual Reality and Projection Mapping

Christie: Trendsetting and Trailblazing with Virtual Reality and Projection Mapping

Christie, a company historically known for high end display, video wall and projection technology is continuously doing something which can only be described by a singular statement — blowing your mind. For those who may not yet be aware of what they do (that should be very few), Christie is a leading provider of high-performance […]

Back to School

Back to School

What perfect timing! The same day that I had the awesome pleasure of being in front of a best and brightest class of 22 CTS candidates from the Atlanta market of the AV industry, my five year old grandson started his first day of kindergarten. Today we both had a great day of back-to-school. Once […]

Human Projection Mapping

Human Projection Mapping

Yesterday I stumbled across an interesting article about an artist combining projection mapping and real-time face tracking. This is demonstrated in a new video called Omote by artist Nobumichi Asai, where, as the model’s face moves around, her face changes dramatically. It changes, adding dramatic eyeliner, blush and lipstick, and then morphs into less human […]

But, But I Have People Skills : Managing Managers

But, But I Have People Skills : Managing Managers

My absolutely favorite aphorism for sales comes from the movie Jerry Maguire, when the titular character’s mentor and guru Dicky Fox says “The key to this business” *claps hands* “is personal relationships!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyxWWYeXKBw As a manufacturer’s representative my job role is all about personal relationships: making them, and keeping them. In fact, it’s more about […]

300

300

Their army has assembled On the border of the land.        Some say they want no battle But to work hand in hand. Yet there has been a small invasion Into the outer realms One which may show intentions Of what is still to come. Reminiscent of a battle At an ancient date But played out […]

The Internet of Things – Converged, Connected and Highly Vulnerable

The Internet of Things – Converged, Connected and Highly Vulnerable

When we think of convergence, we of course refer to how the industry’s two realms of technology potentially merge together to create seamless system implementation where all components, potentially including devices, form reliable AV/IT integration whether on-premise, in the cloud, or both. However, questions continue to arise about the convergence and if it indeed has […]

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