What's Your Dream? What's Your Dream?

The largest gathering of print and graphic communications buyers, decision makers and suppliers in North America returned to McCormick Place in Chicago this September.

Whether you're looking for cutting-edge technologies, want to explore the latest products and services on the market or need the knowledge to overcome your business challenges, you'll get it at PRINT 17.

PRINT 17 created an all new Learning Experience - more than 50 education sessions that shed light on topics ranging from design/creative process, packaging, marketing, growth strategies and emerging technologies.

PRINT 17 has the largest and most exciting display of 'live' running equipment in the Americas. Watching a machine run and participating in a demonstration teaches you things you just can’t learn by sitting in a conference room or looking at a brochure. This year's show is an exciting problem-solving adventure designed to help you make informed purchasing decisions.

Books of Interest

Cloud Production A New Path to Profitability
How to Benefit from Cloud Automation

Authors Slava Apel and Joseph W. Webb PH.D.

We all know the cloud is coming to all types of businesses, especially printing. These two experts in their new book explain what the cloud is, its benefits, applications, and migration process. While focused on the printing business, it is a primer for any business considering moving files and operations to the cloud.

The New Print Industry Trends and Opportunities Author Professor Emeritus Frank Romano
Watch for reviews next month.

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Business / Entrepreneurship

Personal Responsibility: Building a Foundation as an Entrepreneur John Paul Owles John Paul Owles

Personal responsibility. What does that mean? On what level do you deal with your own personal responsibility? Why is personal responsibility important to an Entrepreneur?

For some, personal responsibility is a reflection of their credit report. How they pay their bills. How the financial community views them. For others, it may be taking responsibility for their actions rather than just a credit report. For a credit report will not get you into Heaven. But doing the right thing will.

I believe that is what personal responsibility is all about. It is doing the right thing—even when you don’t want to. It is stepping up to the plate and delivering what is needed for any given moment.
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News Network

Is it safe to deposit cash in an ATM machine?
Is it safe to deposit cash in an ATM? John Paul Owles

Many banks, as a cost-cutting move, have been reducing the hours their branches and drive-ups are open to customers. In many locations, banks have completely eliminated drive-up access to tellers and installed ATM machines instead. If you want to have a personal interaction with a teller, go inside where you might be greeted with an ATM at the front of the waiting line.

One bank required tellers for a period of time to inform customers they could make cash and check deposits at their ATM machines. After hearing this repeatedly, you soon understand the bank was trying to eliminate their jobs.

At the same time, banks have been cutting back hours at branches and drive-ups by being available only from 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. (rather than 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Saturday hours have been cut back, too.
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Transform Your Life

Zen Parent Guide For Raising Kids
Zen Parent Guide For Raising Kids Amy Giustino Talbot

My daughter recently asked me, “Mommy, what is it like to be a Mom?”

I thought about it for a minute.

“Honey, it’s like going to the best party ever, except when it’s over, you don’t get to leave with your friends. You have to stay to clean up—alone.” And so it is with being a parent.

My best friend has one kid. She can travel around the world. Literally. I have three, and I successfully travel around town. On a daily basis I need to remind myself that one day, I will, in fact, miss the constant state of chaos.

Maybe? Probably!

So, who am I? And what makes me think I'm qualified to write a book on becoming a zen parent? I am you. I'm your girlfriend, your sister, your next-door neighbor. We are all the same. We have all made the decision (consciously or subconsciously) to teach a child the guidelines for this crazy thing we call life.
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Opinion

United We Stand, Divided We Fall
United We Stand, Divided We Fall by Dr. Dawn Bennett Hudson Dr. Dawn Bennett Hudson

The amount of hate that has been generated during this election is astonishing. The hate is coming from both Trump and Clinton supporters. The access to social media has only fueled the hatred. Social media has made it possible for people to say rude, mean, degrading, insulting, and downright hateful comments to people that they would never say face to face.

A conversation on Facebook was particularly ugly. The conversation was between two co-workers, who had worked together for years.

One man, “R,” was calling the other man, “J,” a racist because of the candidate J supported. When J protested, R began calling him worse names. Then, J began to name several Black people who also supported his candidate, and R called them such ugly, vile, offensive names, I can’t believe they actually came out of someone’s mouth in today’s society. These two men still have to work together.
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