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EXHIBITOR LIVE 2017 Optima-Style was a Major POP!!

March 17, 2017 Leave a comment

AuthorWhile I cannot speak for everyone that happened upon the giant bubble gum machine in the sky that stuck out like a… well like a… well like a giant bubble gum machine in the sky, I can speak for the attendees that I did get the chance to talk to.

To summarize, let’s just say that if they did not believe the pre-show marketing blasts, or were on the “bubble” as to the validity of those announcements, they partook in the Kool-Aid, so to speak, saw the light and truly left as believers in what 4K Print Technology could achieve.

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Think Big, Go Small

February 17, 2017 Leave a comment

AuthorCall me a nerd (or maybe a hipster), but I am a huge fan of tiny houses and have a fantasy about someday building one in my parents’ backyard as a vacation home.

Perhaps my minor obsession has something to do with the fact that I lived in shoebox-sized studio apartments when I was teaching English in South Korea, and really enjoyed the challenge. My first place was about 150 sq ft – or roughly the size of your typical backyard storage shed. The average American house size is over 2000 sq ft, so living in a place less than 1/10 that size seems claustrophobic and horrible, doesn’t it? It doesn’t have to be.  Read more…

Optima and SEG, What’s NEXT!?

November 18, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorI am about to have an anniversary. On January 2, I will be starting my 10th year with Optima. What a wonderful and fulfilling journey it has been. I have had the opportunity to travel the country and meet thousands of people in the trade show and event industry…many I consider close friends. But most of all, I have had the opportunity to tell the Optima story where quality and service is front and center and top of mind with everyone in the company.

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Bloom or Bust! A Tale for Deadheads.

July 8, 2016 2 comments

AuthorI was outside the other evening doing my normal thing: watering and deadheading (i.e. removing spent blooms from) my flowers. This is usually a meditative time and I do my best to think about anything except work. But on this particular evening, I had a work-related thought creep in that was actually kind of cool – it occurred to me that gardening duties have a lot in common with generating and maintaining sales.  Read more…

Where Raw Emotions Live


Author PhotoIt’s fun to reminisce, don’t you think? Yesterday I got out of bed, got dressed and headed to kickboxing class. It was still dark outside. We work out to music, of course.* And wouldn’t you know it, I found myself transported back to my college days. It was a scene where I am traveling/ driving across country—a six hour trip (one-way) with my younger sister and brother to go visit our parents in Cincinnati who were on an extended business trip. And the music… ah yes, the music we listened to ALL the way there and ALL the way back were my tween brother’s rap mix tapes. This was the late ’80’s so you could actually understand the lyrics. I was not especially a fan of this kind of music, but I learned to appreciate the art of the story and it was and still is my brother’s favorite kind of music. So yesterday morning, I found myself throwing jabs, hooks, kicking rounds to all the usual suspects of that era. Read more…

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