I’m Dreaming of a Debt Free Christmas
Each year, as children, we looked forward
with extreme anticipation to the holiday season. My grandmother
made the Chanukah sugar cookies
that are still in the family today. The air was filled with song,
and fragrance of pine and cooking. If we were lucky, the local
pond would be frozen over and we could skate during our Christmas
holiday. Yarlow’s, the location’s Five and Dime, had
a trade-up policy on ice skates. For $1 and your old skates you
could come in and pick up the next size up.
I think the anticipation we felt in those
days has been replaced with agitation. The old songs, that the
best things in life are
free, have been replaced with the blast of advertising and brands,
your must have’s, without which I have no personal identity.
A crisis indeed!
I promise not to get too philosophic here. Each generation of
custodians (parents and institutions) should be leaving a better
world for the next. If you agree, then the best gift we can give
to our children is a debt
free family and nation.
This month’s Parallax View has some great
articles to contemplate getting next Christmas’s demand right,
in our 3Pe Process and Performance articles! — Or
thinking about how outsourcing
impacts your brand,
as well as a
holiday gift from us.
From everyone at ChainLink, we wish you much success and prosperity
in the New Year.
All the Best!