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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poof.
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2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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