Editor's Blog

Editor's Blog
ICS editor Eric Fish sounds off on events, news and all the latest hot topics surrounding the carpet cleaning and restoration industries.

It's Not Just What You Know, It's Who You Know

July 10, 2008
This week, guest blogger Graham Dick discusses putting a different spin on networking that he says might be just what you’re looking for to increase your level of success.
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As the Waters Recede, Don't Let Opportunity Follow

June 25, 2008
The horrendous flooding that’s been front and center in the public consciousness for the past few weeks seems endless: even now the headlines are filled with troubling news of levee breaks and surging waters.
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Trimming the Fat

June 9, 2008
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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June 1, 2008
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?

May 22, 2008
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

May 18, 2008
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

May 17, 2008
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

May 16, 2008
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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Why Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day

May 15, 2008
Day 2 of the Connections Conference and Exhibition offered new products; marketing solutions; insights from The Magic Kingdom and hunger. Deep, gnawing hunger.
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Pushing Tin

May 14, 2008
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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