Articles by Jeffrey Stouffer

Trimming the Fat

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A throwaway comment about restaurants led to a bit of pondering over how the challenges facing one industry can be applied to another.
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$4.35

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Here’s a suggestion for all those gas station owners out there: instead of prices, why not just post “Abandon hope all ye who enter here” and get it over with?
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What's the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

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Legend has it an actor of some fame once asked this question of the late Hunter S. Thompson at the Woody Creek Tavern in Colorado. Story goes, Thompson turned to the man, slapped him across the face and said, “Like that.” 
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Yes, It Takes Work; It's Making the Work Count That Matters

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Workaholic. Type-A personality. Compliments or terms of derision, depending on who you’re asking. I’m writing this with Game 7 on in the background, Cavs and Celtics, so you know where I stand. Then again, who’s to say how much is too much? 
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All Aboard the Great Metal Bird to Freedom

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You know you’ve worked a show well when, at its conclusion, you’re pleasantly exhausted and happy you went, but it’d take a stun gun and three guys from the Steelers’ O-line to drag you back inside.
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Education is Key, But Don't Take It From Me

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Education is a cornerstone of the Connections Conference and Exhibition, and the cleaning and restoration industry as a whole. A serendipitous gathering of some of the industry’s top experts helped reinforce that idea.
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Pushing Tin

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This was supposed be the first of four daily blogs reflecting on the happenings at the Connections Conference and Exhibition; the travel industry, however, had other ideas.
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Showtime

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Wednesday marks the start of the Connections Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. It also marks the beginning of four days of reports from the show.
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Knowing Just Enough to be Dangerous

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It's always fun to read the happy, encouraging things various media outlets are saying about the carpet cleaning industry. 
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Sage Advice From Robo-Joe

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An industry figure of no less stature than the intrepid Joe Domin inspired this latest food for thought.
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