Many of us at the beginning of each New Year stand back and review what was, where we are and where we’re headed. A year ago this colum
For more than twenty years in the electronics industry, much of this author’s lighting experience has been with video; especially, in p
If so, are we better off being a Millennial or Creative?
Perhaps you’re wondering where this question is coming from. It will make more sense later… and, it may be a very important consideration for your career.
This article is intended as a call to action for all of us. More is required from each of us in our industry.
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), is our current paradigm of control going to continue being useful… and for how long?
A meeting held at CES in January 2009 became a key incubator for many ideas utilized over the last five years. Without knowing what to expect going in, this meeting revealed an important cornerstone for analyzing the prior dramatic changes in our industry and brainstorming ideas moving into the future. Within the room, Carol Campbell, Maureen Jenson and other key members of the Technology Integrator team had assembled approximately 50 dealers, manufacturers and other industry notables.
Several years ago, as high-end home theater was hitting its first major stride, Sam Runco related to us representatives that a key reason for high-end home theater's success was due to "what we learned from our parents" in that, "our parents worked tirelessly (often more than one job), sacrificed for us and thought of nothing but us; and, what we learned from this is that we too should think about nothing but us."
At IPRO's (Independent Professional Representatives Organization) conference last year, CustomRetailer's Maureen Jenson and I discussed the economy, our industry and the manufacturer and rep connection.