CES2018 and an AV Prediction

CES2018 and an AV Prediction

I want to start by saying that I am not one who writes blogs declaring the death of specific technologies or market segments.  In fact, most of the time, I …

We Can Measure But Do We Know?

We Can Measure But Do We Know?

Occasionally this column will dive deeply into a topic, starting, as is my wont to do, with a historical perspective. The history is there for a reason. To …

2018 and the Pace of Change

2018 and the Pace of Change

The beginning of the year is a time for people to look at previous predictions and score their success, along with making new predictions for the year ahead. I …

On Myths and All-Male Panels

On Myths and All-Male Panels

CES is here and, with it controversy. Of the six keynote speakers, six are male. That’s a ratio, for those of you mathematically inclined, of 1:0. Of …

On Digital Assistants

On Digital Assistants

An AV consultant once had a conversation with an executive from manufacturer about the most expensive home he’d seen. He asked what kind of control system …

Reconsidering My Stance On Smart TVs

Reconsidering My Stance On Smart TVs

Until now I haven’t understood the appeal of so-called Smart TVs. I didn’t want my TV to be networked. I didn’t want it to do tricks. All I wanted was …

The Truth and Nothing But the Truth?

The Truth and Nothing But the Truth?

The title of this column is a phrase that is the basis of a legal oath that has been part of English Law since at least medieval times and has essentially …

Mobile Learning = Learner Engagement

Mobile Learning = Learner Engagement

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Henry Ford There was an era when a person could …

Are You Building Asgard?

Are You Building Asgard?

If you are a fan of comic book movies and you haven’t seen Thor Ragnarok yet… I really don’t know what’s wrong with you. In Norse …

Grateful

Grateful

In years past, whether for Commercial Integrator or for rAVe I have done my Thanksgiving posts in a sort of “Blessings and Turkeys” theme, relating …

Is Digital Wayfinding Right for You?

Is Digital Wayfinding Right for You?

The Dilemma – You are Lost When you visit a large school campus, or a hospital, or a large corporate center for the first time you do your best to find the …

Who’s On First?

Who’s On First?

As Dickey Fox said in the film Jerry Maguire, the key to business is personal relationships. I agree wholeheartedly. Knowing who you have to deal with, and how …

Should AV Be Seen?

Should AV Be Seen?

In the AV industry, for as long as I can remember, the idea of being able to have an AV system of some kind and making it as invisible as possible has been a …

Too Much Follow Up?

Too Much Follow Up?

When I’m coaching sales training I talk a lot about the importance of follow up. That’s because it makes a difference. As a salesperson if you actually …

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Imagine that you have just moved into a new home and you continue to hear a disturbing, pulsating, low frequency rumbling noise.  You think it is coming from …

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