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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



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Stop Bowling Alone!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

In his book titled “Bowling Alone” Robert Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and our democratic structures – and how we may reconnect.

Putnam warns that our stock of social capital - the very fabric of our connections with each other, has plummeted, impoverishing our lives and communities. Putnam draws on evidence including nearly 500,000 interviews over the last quarter century to show that we sign fewer petitions, belong to fewer organizations, know our neighbors less, seldom meet with friends, and even socialize with our families less often. We’re even bowling alone. More Americans are bowling than ever before, but they are not bowling in leagues.

Putnam shows how changes in work, family structure, age, suburban life, television, computers, women’s roles and other factors have contributed to this decline.

In fact fewer members are taking the time to attend club meetings. (Down 58%) Family dinners are down 33% while friends coming to dinner is down by 45%.

I’ve caught myself labeling myself a “social buffoon” on more than one occasion. This is not a good thing.

Make it your business to add more High Touch to your High Tech world. Get out of your cozy comfort zone and get into the faces of people who mean something to you. Prospects. Clients. Employees. Family & Friends.

Make a few phone calls. Stop cocooning thinking that email is all you need to maintain sound relationships. And for heavens sake, stop bowling alone.

For more information email Mike at MikeM@Marchev.net or visit www.marchev.net

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