Posted in April 2010

Trust: Our True Currency Pt. I

According to a recent report entitled: Trust: A Primer on Current Thinking from the Institute For Global Ethics, people who do not trust each other end up cooperating only under a system of formal rules and regulations. To further compound the issue, this rigid system of rules has to be negotiated, agreed to, litigated and … Continue reading

Cooking With Gas

Energy executive, Tom Skains is on a tear. We talked with him fresh from his stint as the American Gas Association’s Chair. Following a series of positive announcements at Piedmont Natural Gas, the company’s Chairman, President and CEO, weighs in on Barack Obama’s proposed changes in Energy Legislation, Public Policy around energy exploration off the … Continue reading

The Southern Furniture Business

With 2 very potent threats to the High Point Furniture Market, the future of the venerate twice-a-year Convention looked scary. Las Vegas moved their Spring Market to dates that directly overlapped High Point’s, and the cratered economy posed significant long-term damage to manufacturers top line growth. High Point Market Authority President and CEO, Brian Casey … Continue reading