Latest headlines: Lee Distad on micro and macro logistics, Nathan Haynes with a sales story on a farmer and a Porshe and more
July 29, 2021 | Volume: 18 | Issue: 14
Hello, HomeAV pros and fans! I’ve got the coolest case study for you this week. Samsung Electronics and D’Strict installed a digital waterfall in Times Square. Check it out right here — I’d love to see it in person. Can you imagine something like this on a smaller scale for the home?
Our first column for this week is “Macro and Micro Logistics” by Lee Distad. Many businesses have faced a surge in issues since COVID-19, and these macro and micro factors are often out of our control. Lee suggests the solutions that worked for our friends may be able to be tailored to our own problems. He summarizes it with a quote from his friend that says, “Amateurs obsess over equipment. Professionals obsess over logistics.” Lee then goes on to say, “The guns, ammo and so forth don’t matter as much as getting them to where they need to be.”
Our second column is a longer story by Nathan Haynes about patience and being yourself, even from a business point of view. Often when we try to fit in with the crowd, we miss opportunities that could have led us to a large reward. “The Farmer and The Porsche” reminds us to look for the outlier and find solutions and trails that others have not traveled. Perhaps you’ll get the best deals of the year — maybe even a Porsche!
That’s it for this week, #HomeTweeps. Don’t miss information about CEDIA Expo 2021 in this newsletter, too. I hope you have a great weekend, and I’ll see you next time!
As the saying goes, “Every solution has two problems.” Even as the economy opens up as public health restrictions are lifted, other challenges present themselves. Supply chains are still running slowly, although arguably faster than they were last year. The new problem is there’s not enough stuff in the supply chains: Shortages of parts, products and materials continue to dog every industry that I pay attention to. It is remarkable how many products can’t go anywhere without semiconductors.
You know, I don’t normally write about sales-related topics. But I always liked this story my dad told me when I first started out in AV/IT/Automation over 20 years ago. It’s one of the many awesome #DadAdvice tidbits I got over the years as a second-generation entrepreneur. Though he was a pinstriper and signwriter and I am a creative technologist, a lot of things cross over — like this story.