The January/February NewsLog is finally here. Some of the highlights:
Page one features two important items. The first, by President David A. “Dave” Schoenwolf, P.E. (Haley & Aldrich, Inc.) addresses the organization’s transition planning. John Bachner will be stepping away from his day-to-day management duties sooner rather than later, Dave reports, but we intend to keep John involved in creative and educational capacities. The other item is an editorial by John where he addresses a development that was unveiled at the recent Winter Leadership Conference: ASFE is changing its name – for the seventh time! – by dropping “ASFE.” Is John sad to see “ASFE” go (given he’s been working with it since 1973)? “Sure I am. But I am really a lot happier about welcoming GBA.” The transition will take a while and, in the interim, we will be ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA). Also in this issue…
And, as usual, we have an outstanding assortment of regular columns:
From the Bench: Arizona puts nails into the economic-loss doctrine (ELD) coffin.
Business 101: Is your firm a potential target for embezzlement and fraud? Yes. And here’s what you can do about it.
Dr. English: Big words and phrases do not make you sound smart, Dr. E says. And people who use big words to pretend they’re Harvard English majors are rude.
Professional Selling: “No one reads anymore.” Are you going to lament that fact or take advantage of it?
You’ve Just Got To Be Kidding: In Norway, some of the most popular TV shows help viewers watch the paint dry. In England, a popular new CD features the sound of paint drying.
Human-Resources Management: A new approach to annual reviews.
Meeting Management: Which are more effective: morning meetings or afternoon meetings?
Grape Press: Eighteen GREAT red wines for under $20/bottle; most under $15/bottle; some under $8/bottle. And they are all GREAT!