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November 2018

The Search for Perfection

What Paul needed was a trade show where he could meet people like him and talk about the problems he was facing. It needed to be diverse enough to cover all aspects of his professions, not just focused on cities, … Continue reading

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There Wasn’t Enough Aspirin on the Planet

As Paul thought about the trade events the next day, he realized that what he really liked about the shows was the exhibit hall. It was diverse. There were people there whose job it was to talk to you. He … Continue reading

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He Wanted Solutions

The stop for a drink last night was eye opening, but it also added one more problem to his life. A blazing headache. The hour he spent in the bar reminded him of his last trade show. Alone, leery, perhaps … Continue reading

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Are You Calling Me Stupid?

This little story is from Julianne over at Flowbird. It can happen to all of us, and perhaps her response to the attendant could go into all our list of ‘perfect’ responses. JVH This past summer I had my favorite … Continue reading

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The Pressure Was Intense

Paul awoke worrying about everything, his job, his family, his income, his life in general. OMG the pressure was intense. His boss was looking over his shoulder, his employees were looking for leadership, his wife really wanted that new car. … Continue reading

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Every Day Above Ground is a Good Day! Let’s Focus on the Present

My friend Carla Green over at Clarity Designworks sent this thoughtful missif today. I felt it needed a wider view. Thanks Carla: When I ask a certain friend of mine how he is, his response is often, “Every day above … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Its Thanksgiving and time to think about things we can be thankful for. One can quickly list friends, family, good health, and the ease of getting the very meal you are eating while chronicling all the good things that are … Continue reading

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Just what is a cultural driver?

The World Resource Institute is hawking a blog that is bemoaning the fact that urban sprawl exists and therefore an individual’s carbon footprint is larger since they have things like houses, gardens, and cars, plus have to drive further to … Continue reading

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Mobility and the Resistance

I was surprised when the woman in charge of “Smart Cities” for Los Angeles told me that she couldn’t get the parking department to return her phone calls. What was that all about? Was the parking department in the nation’s … Continue reading

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Mobility – Can Parking Survive without It

The term “Mobility” has suddenly become the buzzword of the day in our industry. One manager tells me that if she talks about “parking” eyes glaze over, but if she mentions “Mobility” the listeners are engaged. A major parking organization … Continue reading

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