Monday, August 9, 2010
Our consulting group met in Philadelphia last week.
All of us advise newspaper publishers and editors.
We talked a lot about what we saw for the future.
We talked about technology and delivery systems.
We talked about integrity, credibility and loyalty.
Let me ask you these three questions:
• Do newspapers and books have a future?
• Does U.S. small business have a future?
• Are we being spent into the poor house?
No matter how you answer, do it with a smile.
Think you have it tough?
What if you were in Iraq? Or Afghanistan?
Our troops in both know it's serious business.
But their sense of humor helps relieve the tension.
Their message: Keep laughing for your sanity's sake.
The news business will survive - in print and online.
Small business will survive. It won't be easy.
But entrepreneurs are tough, adaptable, innovative.
Will we be spent into oblivion? It may happen.
But I'm convinced we are a strong people.
We have the greatest economic system in the world.
We have freedom. Despite Congress and the courts.
It may take decades to recover from this spending.
But we will do it if we keep our sense of humor.
For more humor from a combat zone, email me.
JerryBellune@yahoo.com. You'll get all 15 photos.
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