The Real Budget Shortfall

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Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 2/16/2015 9:58:48 PM
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Terry, it reminds me of a recent commercial for a mass produced swill of a beer that claimed it --- not the countless craft beers eating into its market share --- brewed its beer the "hard way"!

Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 2/7/2015 12:00:56 PM
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Sorry, Broadway... as I get more enmeshed in the food retail world, the word artisanal is mostly a code word for expensive (or precious... and not in a valuable way). But yes, there's also an emphasis on old-fashioned, non-mechanized methods that can result in better quality/taste/durability.

Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 1/29/2015 10:27:00 PM
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@CandidoNick, at the moment, "old" is in. Or, perhaps the word is "artisanal". It goes with the whole reuse/recycle movement. Why purchase something sparkling new or make something in some newfangled way, when the older version/technique is just as good, if not better? So what if it isn't as shiny or sleek? 

Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 1/28/2015 6:24:39 PM
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But the cosmetic is nearly as important as function! What attracts a person to a product, organization, anything? The facts and the looks go hand in hand. A car with a shoddy paint job, but a decade of guaranteed performance will certainly not match up to the latest hotrods, which typically sacrifice performance for appearance!

Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 1/27/2015 3:31:26 PM
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I think it would depend the organization even if the crack is not structural , aesthetically it's unattractive could cause issues long-term . It has to be about priorities and implications. It's never easy call.

Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 1/26/2015 10:28:09 PM
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@Louis, cheap car or trusty car, you'll always need a good mechanic --- someone who is honest enough to tell you that you actually don't need something fixed. Same goes with buildings, houses ... I'd guess organizations. If that crack is merely cosmetic and not a structural issue, why fix it?

Re: Wall Projection and Charts Don't Mix
  • 1/26/2015 9:07:40 PM
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A little creative lighting could fix that budget problem very quickly!

Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 1/25/2015 8:48:22 PM
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But what if the crack was going the other way???  *mind blown*

Earthquake
  • 1/22/2015 9:05:39 PM
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Looks like that last earthquake put a crack in the budget. 

Re: Chicken and the Egg
  • 1/22/2015 2:15:35 PM
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@Broadway     Agreed. It is like the ol' "Pay me now or Pay me Later" syndrome.   I finally learned to accept and act on this old adage when it comes to transportation, no more cheap cars for me - I have better things to do than pay for car repairs so I pay more up front for a reliable car so I won't have to pay for repairs later.

Same sort of principle applies to buildings too, I would think.

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