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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

By Tim Fausch
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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?

By Tim Fausch
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If forced to take a side, I would join the ranks of global warming skeptics.  
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Five Reasons to Give Thanks

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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

By Tim Fausch
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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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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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