Stay Advised by the Best – Second Quarter, 2020

May 13, 2020

Many of my friends, associates, relatives and others know that I’m an avid reader and sometimes ask me “Ron, what are you now reading or have recently read?” For now the answer is “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett. Before that book it was “Sapiens, A Brief History of Mankind” by Yuval Noah Harari.I…

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Stay Advised by the Best – Third Quarter, 2019

August 13, 2019

First, as usual I’ll report on my current reading. I’m actually working and laboring my way through two books, normally for me it is one book at a time so this is different. A friend of mine, David Heimer, recommended “Sapiens”, A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. It is also recommended by…

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Stay Advised by the Best – Second Quarter, 2019

June 3, 2019

OK, I’ll admit that I’ve slipped some in my reading. I’ve lately read only one serious hardback book and it is a good one “Let Me Finish” by Chris Christie. In addition, and being a baseball fan all of my life, I read “The Story of Baseball in 100 Photographs”. With my decision to take…

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Stay Advised by the Best – First Quarter, 2019

February 1, 2019

Here in the United States we spend more on health care per citizen than almost any other country but don’t seem to be reaping the rewards we might expect. Although life expectancy has been steadily climbing for decades that is now not true as for the past few years life expectancy is declining.    Certainly…

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Stay Advised by the Best – Fourth Quarter, 2018

November 1, 2018

Last Saturday I attended a “One Day University” presentation in this area at Sandy Springs, GA. There were 3-speakers: Joseph Luzzi of Bard College who presented “Three Books That Changed the World”, Louis Masur of Rutgers University who presented “The Civil War and Abraham Lincoln: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction”, and Alison Gash of the…

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Stay Advised by the Best-Third Quarter, 2018

June 8, 2018

On April 5 this year the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued his first public health advisory in 13 long years calling on Americans to carry and learn to use Naloxone, the Opioid overdose antidote. The drug has saved thousands of lives when used by emergency responders and police officers.

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Stay Advised by the Best – Second Quarter, 2018

April 15, 2018

In my most recent Ron’s Quarterly Blog for the First Quarter, 2018 I briefly wrote of how sick and tired I am of constantly hearing from others about how horrible everything is these days. I then said that EVERY THING IS NOT BAD and went on to state that the best thing we can do…

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Stay Advised by the Best – First Quarter, 2018

March 6, 2018

Hello from our office and home in North Georgia near the foothills of the lower Appalachian Mountains and within a few miles of the first gold strike in the United States. As I write this blog it is 78 degrees here and a new weather record. But, I suspect that winter may return for one…

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August 15, 2017

The days of highly successful HVAC residential retail contractors that concentrate their businesses on replacing equipment while ignoring the balance of the air conditioning and heating system are doomed. No, I’m not predicting they will all be out of business, but I am predicting that many will be and the others will certainly not be…

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Do You Need Workers?

August 14, 2017

The HVAC industry, like most all other industries, needs more workers. I’ve traveled extensively for decades and still do and no matter where I go I continually hear the same comments such as these: “I need two more service technicians, how can I find them?”, “Doesn’t anybody work hard anymore?”, “Why don’t the young people…

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