The shape of things to come. 3-D technology is changing the way we define printing.

When people think printing, they think Shamrock. Because Shamrock is an industrial printing resource, among our extensive marketing service offerings, some people make the assumption that we’ve got 3-D printers in our warehouses. But there is a misnomer about 3-D printing: It is a new (and expensive) technology that’s used for special applications. 3-D printers…

Out with the old, in with the new… Changing your daily habits is the ultimate deep cleanse for your business

We’re already at the end of January: So, how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions?   I’m still hearing people talk about reorganizing, streamlining, detoxing. But just how do you get there—how do you make those self-promises (or goals) stick? I contend that this year, I’m “making healthy a habit.”  And that goes beyond the obvious…

Game On. With college bowl season upon us, consider how to build your corporate dream team.

To be successful, every team needs to develop solid fundamentals, follow a smart playbook, employ a talented coaching staff—an all-star recruiting classes doesn’t hurt—and the free agent market is always a good source for adding talent… I could write an entire post using cheesy game-day references that link business and sport. But I won’t. The…

Here’s to your health- Mustaches in Movember remind us all to take care of the important stuff—and encourage our family and friends to do the same

During this past month, the global Movember Foundation challenged men to grow moustaches to raise awareness about, and funds for, men’s health programs—particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental illness. I participated and went full-on no shave with a beard and moustache. Other than simplifying my morning routine, Movember has taught me a few important…

It’s better to give… The benefits of nurturing a philanthropic corporate culture

When we were kids, my mom made us finish all of the food on our plates—and as many of you can probably relate, she’d remind us that there were kids in the world who didn’t have anything to eat. Even so, we weren’t feeling so lucky to have broccoli sitting in front of us. Fast…

Safety first. In this age of security breaches and computer hacks, we’re wise to take steps to protect our personal data and that of our customers.

Have you ever Googled yourself? I have; and I’ve also run other test searches about myself. The amount of personal information, or data, that’s out there floating around in cyberspace is mind-boggling. And I know enough to know that the data I see, and have access to, is only a fraction of what exists. Data…

Creatures of habit. Back to school, back to routine: Now is a great time to take stock of daily habits—and make changes.

We all have our routines and habits—both good and bad. For most of our kids, the summer routine of late nights and lazy mornings is about to come to an abrupt end with school back in session. While we’re helping them make that transition, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to take a look at…

Visual content is king. Tim weighs in on current social media trends

Love it or hate it, the social media movement is here to stay. It’s hard to imagine life before “friending” and “selfies” became common-speak. It was 10 years ago that Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room. And now, fast-forward to 2014: Facebook has 1.15 billion active users. It’s hard to wrap your…

Good Reads. Tim’s picks for industry magazines & websites (and technology that makes them more accessible)

Paper or electronic. Tablet or desktop: our generation is all about options. We’re fortunate to have a host of format choices that make information and content accessible—and convenient. I tend to bounce back and forth between different mediums; and I’m always looking for new tools/channels that make it even easier to gather and share that…

Retirement Reflection – Bob takes a look back at his accomplished career, including his 32 years at Shamrock.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years? For most of us, our career paths are unpredictable. And I mean that in a positive way. Looking back, I realize that my journey took a number of twists and turns that enabled me to learn and grow; and to build a successful company with a unique…