TOP
STORIES
 1 of 5
4 House of Worship Acoustic Myths Debunked
Sound consultant Kenric Van Wyk takes on misconceptions about church facility acoustics.
 2 of 5
Are Tech-Trained Millennials the Right Hire for AV Integrators?
Consider opening the door to team members who know all about emerging tech and why people want it.
 3 of 5
Top 25 Bars to Watch College or Pro Football
Check out CI's list of the best tech-packed sports bars to watch the 2014 college football or NFL season.
 4 of 5
Go Inside a Doomsday Survival Luxury Condo
In this first edition of Flashback Friday, go deep within a 1960s missile silo to this doomsday-ready condo community complete with audio, video and iPad-friendly Crestron automation.
 5 of 5
17-Foot Projection Screen at Heart of Company's Collaboration Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. embraces collaboration in ambitious technology renovation of a historic Boston building.
Fiscal Cliff: 5 Business Lessons to Learn
What businesses should learn from the government's inability to tackle the national debt.

Article


iStockphoto.com
December 04, 2012 | by Daniel L. Newman

I recently watched a CEO summit on Bloomberg Television in which CEO’s of leading global organizations discussed the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff and shared their views on how the situation and the many issues surrounding it should be handled.

The panel was comprised of a number of high power CEO’s, including Blackrock’s Laurence Fink; David Cote of Honeywell; Nasdaq’s Robert Greifield; and Scott Davis of UPS.

I watched with a conflicted combination of interest and apathy as I have grown increasingly tired of all of the rhetoric and the complete lack of progress that the government has made on these matters in the past several years. But as a proud citizen who wants the best for our country I was interested in what these gentleman had to say.

While I think it is wonderful that these global business leaders took the time to discuss their ideas to fix our biggest problems, I also felt that their perspective was slightly undermined because many people in this country and around the world have a hard time relating to or trusting such high-powered executives.

So as someone who sees themselves as more of a ‘Main Street’ CEO, as opposed to a ‘Wall Street’ CEO like these gentlemen, I wanted to take a crack at analyzing some of the biggest troubles our government and our economy are facing. I want to shed just a little bit of light on how someone like me sees the world and perhaps I can offer a few business lessons that executives keep in mind as they watch the our leaders in government flail around as this fiscal cliff rapidly approaches.

Click here for Fiscal Cliff: 5 Business Lessons to Learn.

Disclaimer: I am not taking any sides with either of our country’s controlling political parties. I refuse to even dip my toe in the water of partisan drama.

View the 5 photos attached to this entry
         
View photos
About the author

Daniel Newman is the founder of BroadSuite Consulting (link digital to www.broadsuite.com), a specialized consulting firm that focuses on helping brands and businesses to be found, seen and heard online. Prior to finding BroadSuite, Newman spent his entire career in various integration industry roles including CEO of United Visual, a 60-plus-year-old commercial integrator. Part-time MBA instructor, he's also a contributing writer for Huffington Post, SAP and IBM.
View all posts by Daniel L. Newman
Social Bookmark or Share This
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Bookmarks
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Windows Live
  • LinkedIn
  • Evernote
  • E-mail


  • Latest
  • Blogs
  • Photos
  • Resources
White Paper:
Digital Signs of the Times

Outdoor integrated technology, once the exclusive domain of sports venues, is trickling down to other outdoor spaces creating opportunities for integrators.

White Paper: A Snapshot of the Onsite Freelance & Contractor Workforce
Webcast: 7 Ways an Integrator Can Save Clients Money on Utility Costs
White Paper: 3 Dazzling LED Panel Implementations
White Paper: Partner Series: How to Design Tomorrow’s Conference Room Technology Today
White Paper: Meet the 2014 CI Industry Leaders
White Paper: Inside the Polarizing Health Care Market
White Paper: A Guide to House of Worship Lighting Design
View more papers or webcasts



Recent comments

Albany, NY has a great sports bar; Graney’s on New Scotland Avenue. It is a smallish place, but has…

Posted by Biff Fischer on 2014 09 30 · commented on
'Top 25 Bars to Watch College or Pro Football'.

A valid subject of debate with salient arguments from both sides.

First comment:  Both IT and…

Posted by Lorin Nelson on 2014 09 29 · commented on
'AV and IT: Friend or Foe? You Decide!'.

I’ll see if my Pyng systems can program my Crstron Prodigy System…

Posted by Matt on 2014 09 27 · commented on
'What This Crestron Pyng Thing Means for Commercial Automation'.

Ever heard of Overtime Sports Cafe in North Myrtle Beach, SC? It blows at least half of these places away.

Posted by John Compton on 2014 09 25 · commented on
'Top 25 Bars to Watch College or Pro Football'.