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July 22, 2020 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 14
When I worked in advertising in New York City, in many regards, summer always felt like the most relaxed work season. Even though half-day Summer Fridays gave us an extra push Monday through Thursday to finish up (mostly so we could beat the weekend traffic out of the city), it was always worth it.
It’s officially summer, but who else feels busier than they’ve ever been? (I picture you all collectively raising your hands, if only for my own satisfaction in that what I wrote is legit.) It’s been tough, y’all. But I’m holding out that being busy is good. As you’ve probably seen, heard and read, the AV industry is definitely busy. Every time I write a newsletter intro, I’m impressed with what I see. While it has disrupted business tremendously, it feels like the pandemic, in a sense, has given our industry a sort of fire under our a**es. I wonder if, looking back, we’ll see this moment as one of the most innovative in our time. It’s an interesting consideration.
Enjoy the issue, and let us know what you think about this week’s features.
Tipping the balance between estimated and actual back into your favor requires proper management of the people and resources on your project. A good Gantt chart app allows the project manager to view the status of both personnel and resources, and whether they’re available or committed to other tasks.
On infrequent occasions, I write blogs that do not relate directly to technology or AV. I do this because I feel as though I should stick to the things that I know and have experience with. Yet, there are times when something is so important, I feel like I need to say something. Due to the racial inequalities within the U.S. — which have been highlighted over the past several months — this is one of those times.