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Culture of Learning

Recently, I-CAR completed a survey. Over a long period they measured the performance of a number of collision shops while the staff went through many I-CAR classes. They were trying to establish the relevance of education to its return on investment. Of course, they want to be able to prove their training is worthwhile. After […]

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It’s Showtime!

As a former drag racer, I have experienced many times what it’s like to spend a great deal of time preparing for an event. The team and I would spend months preparing for the season, days or weeks preparing for each event, and hours preparing for every run. The average spectator probably had no idea […]

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Marching Forward

“Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” – Henry Ford. What an appropriate quote for us […]

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Great Expectations

May is upon us. It’s a time when our weather is moving well into spring and giving us the first tastes of our upcoming summer. We anticipate summer vacations and activities. It is speed month in Indianapolis, culminating in the Indy 500. We look to the Memorial Day holiday weekend for its patriotic message and […]

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Great Things Happening

In many ways ASA is experiencing a rebirth and is currently in a whirlwind of positive activity. We’ve reported on the changes in our leadership, structure, new show venue and heightened energy over the past year. We are working to project an image of greater humility, cooperation and transparency. We just swore in our new […]

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Failure, as a Motivator

I’ve lately been working on a new mechanical shop venture for the company I work for. The shop was previously occupied by a tenant whose business was failing. The business was apparently unable to keep up with its rent, utility, equipment, payroll and other payments. There was a prior owner who apparently has some secured […]

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Who’s Your Hero?

The more I think of it, the more heroes I have. Of course there are those who first come to mind, great leaders such as Abraham Lincoln. Then, the longer I think about it, there have been many who have helped form my perceptions in life and business. They’ve challenged and inspired me as I […]

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