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The following article is an excerpt from the 2.20.18 Data Driven Newsletter.   Do you think “Amazon Update” should be a regular section of the DDN?  The news releases from Seattle frequently spark as many reactions as tweets from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Many of our conversations each week begin with “did you see ..” or “OMG…

We did it. Another year in the books. And for HARDI, what a great year it was. We started this quarterly newsletter as a way to take a step back, check in, and give you a big-picture look at what your organization is up to. With this being the inaugural Winter Edition Thermostatus, we thought…

The daily business of HARDI members, as well as the business of HARDI itself, is far more complicated today than when I first came to HARDI in 2006. The stakes for our members and their association also seem to be significantly higher as opportunities generate greater rewards while mistakes come at steeper costs. Clearly the…

No, this is not an economic forecasting article or the debut of a new passion about consumer product safety. It is, however, intended to be a warning shot of an epidemic I see spreading quickly across our world, society, and industry. I’m not sure whether it’s due to unprecedented access to and influence of technology,…

Honestly, how often do you get the luxury of really thinking about what you’re working on? Pausing and allowing time to be creative, strategic and thorough versus just simply checking it off the list and moving on?   While the work that we do at HARDI covers a lot of ground and moves at a…

To assist companies and individuals who store, install, and operate mechanical systems in areas that have been involved with flooding, the following recommendations have been prepared by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), and the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).     What to…

Businesses are like any living organism that must continually evolve to survive.  Customer expectations drive change in every industry.  Distributors are focused on applying the latest advancements in communication and technology to deliver customized services faster to meet increasing customer expectations.  The path is not clear and the stakes are very high.   In 2013,…

The inability of Congressional Republicans to pass legislation which would repeal, replace, modify, alter or any other verb you may like, the Affordable Care Act has raised the stakes on the GOP to pass something substantive on the tax front.   You may hear the term “tax reform” regularly, but doing comprehensive tax reform is…

Yes, Philadelphia is the home of authentic cheesesteaks and yes, those of us from Philadelphia are very critical of any foreign attempts to replicate a true cheesesteak, but we also grow tired of every national telecast of a major event giving the impression that all we do in Philly is eat cheesesteaks all day.  It’s…

I don’t have cable TV. I’m a good representative of a growing trend emanating from my generation where I mooch off my parent’s Netflix subscription, my sister’s Amazon Video subscription, and my soon-to-be mother-in-law’s HBO Go subscription (I have to get my Game of Thrones fix somehow, right?). I don’t watch much TV to begin…

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