• Are Lowered Costs and Safer Driving on Your Holiday Wish List?

    Posted 08 December 2016 by Stacey Papp

    If variety is the spice of life, then friendly competition must be the salt. Or the sugar. Or maybe the cheese puffs. (Yes, we’re craving snacks right now.) Point is, making something a contest makes it more fun. Human beings are naturally competitive, which dates back from our caveman days w...

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  • ‘Tis the Season to Be…On Call

    Posted 05 December 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Now that the presidential election and the World Series are over, we can discuss another divisive topic: the holidays. Some people are all about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday sales, holiday parties, shopping and gift-giving, decorating, and celebrating with family and friends – in fact, w...

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  • Driving Down the Field: 4 Things Field Service Business Can Learn from the NFL

    Posted 01 December 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Forget the election results. Forget the looming holidays. There are bigger things at stake. We’re coming into a time of year that separates the wheat from the chaff, the men from the boys, the clear winners from the just-couldn’t-hack-it-this-years. Yes, we’re talking about pre-p...

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  • Blast from the Past: 5 Movies That Wouldn’t Have a Plot without Technology

    Posted 28 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Do you ever watch a movie that takes place before the mid- to late-90s and think, “This could never happen today”? As in, basically the entire plot of the movie, or a main conflict, wouldn’t even be a thing if the characters had our current technology? For example: “Romeo a...

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  • Money, It’s a Gas…Unless You’re Losing It

    Posted 23 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    “Money, it’s a gas/grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.” Words to live by from David Gilmour: This crazy awesome Pink Floyd ditty was written in 1973, a year of many momentous events – George Foreman defeated Joe Frazier, Elvis played Hawaii, the U.S. finally got...

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  • Fleet Managers: Create Friendly Competition for Your Field Techs

    Posted 16 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Competition can be the spice of life for some people, no matter the cost. If you’ve ever watched Joey Chestnut wolf down dozens of hot dogs in just a few minutes or know someone who does Tough Mudder or other crazy obstacles-course type races, then you’ve experienced firsthand just how i...

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  • Not Your Problem: Letting Technology Do the Dirty Work

    Posted 10 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    “Snitches get stitches.” Omertà. “Nobody likes a rat.” The idea of a “code of silence” in the light of wrongdoing and the presumed honor behind it is engrained in many cultures, including ours – ever heard the phrase, “What happens in Vegas, st...

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  • Don’t Be a Goof: 8 Organizational Hacks to Help You Shine at Work

    Posted 03 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Did you ever read Highlights magazine when you were a kid? A children’s magazine that touts “Fun with a purpose” as its slogan, it’s been a staple of pediatricians’ waiting rooms for decades, and since its inception in 1946, unsuspecting children across the country have...

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  • Something Wicked This Way Comes: 5 Tips to Avoid Monster Repair Bills

    Posted 31 October 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s a chilly late October night, with a full moon shining through the skeletal arms of the trees and a hoarse wind blowing dead leaves against the windows.  You’re home alone, watching television in your darkened living room. Suddenly you hear it – a noise from down the hall...

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  • Winter is Coming: Performing Proactive Maintenance

    Posted 25 October 2016 by Stacey Papp

    If you are one of the 10.7 million people who tune in to “Game of Thrones” to see who’s is losing their life (or their clothes) on a given week, then you’re intimately familiar with the hierarchy of the world in which the show takes place.  The balance of power is based...

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