Stone World Blog

Stone World Blog
Based on the Stone World editorial staff's extensive travels in the field and continuous dialogue with industry principals, "Industry Insight" offers an in-depth look at various stone industry issues and solutions.

A Business Lesson from Braveheart, Al and Ellen

February 5, 2010
One of my favorite scenes from the 1995 film Braveheart takes place on the battlefield before the hand-to-hand combat takes place. In a rousing speech, Scotsman William Wallace challenges his troops to stay and fight. His words whip them into a frenzy. 
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A Global Warming Tax on Your Business?

December 11, 2009
If forced to take a side, I would join the ranks of global warming skeptics.  
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Five Reasons to Give Thanks

November 25, 2009
With 2009 ticking down, it would be so easy to reflect on the hardships our country has endured this year.
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Marriott Bets $3 Billion on Indy Development

November 13, 2009
One of the benefits of my job is the ability to view construction projects in progress throughout the country. During a recent trip to Indianapolis, I took a few minutes to take in Marriott Place, a stunning downtown development slated for completion in February 2011.
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True Grit: Remodeling Pros Share Survival Stories

November 5, 2009
The annual Remodeling Show took place in Indianapolis last week. I used the opportunity to poll contractors at the show, who were mostly from the Midwest.
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Chick-fil-A Shines Brightly On a Rainy Day in Georgia

October 14, 2009
I fear we’ve lost our way. As businesspeople, we often react with such shocking shortsightedness that we fail to see into next year, maybe even into next week.
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New YouTube Video Presents Stunning Facts on Social Media

October 5, 2009
Back in March, I blogged about a fascinating YouTube video called “Did You Know?” and received a lot of feedback from visitors. They said that the video helped them think about change and put it into perspective.
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Eight Inspiring Business Tips

September 24, 2009
Today, I am encouraged and inspired. I am turning a deaf ear to the naysayers and a blind eye to the imagery of negativity. I see unlimited business opportunities. I am planning to succeed.
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Why You Need to Give a Twit About E-Media

September 11, 2009
In 2004, soon after delivering my daughter at Cedarville University in central Ohio, she told me about this interesting computer application called Facebook. It was a new way of interacting with other students on campus and other universities.
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Let's Knock Down 5 Million Crappy Houses

August 24, 2009
Last month, three single-family homes I pass while driving to work disappeared.

Poof.
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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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