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Apassionata

Almost all of us are passionate about something, and virtually all of us want to share our passion. Whether it’s music, cooking or our favorite football team, f...

The O’Reilly Factor

By Dan Vedda We’ve often talked about the “unique” aspects of our industry: the passionate, hands-on, geek-lust involvement of both consumers and purveyors o...

Curated Inventory

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been talking about the need for each side of the supplier/dealer equation to devote more energy and attention to our re...

Personal Touch

By Dan Vedda As I write this, the Christmas season is still unfolding. We’re walking the tightrope hourly, scrambling to bring in the items our customers nee...

Supplier Service

By Dan Vedda Today, our customers demand more from us than ever before. We’ve always had to be price competitive. Before the Internet, some guy across town t...
Instrumentation Adaptation

Instrumentation Adaptation

By Dan Vedda The fall school band season was interesting in our market. For years, it was about dealers jockeying for position. The traditional “school music...

15 Years Is An Eternity

By Dan Vedda Anyone with more than 20 years in this business remembers a time when GC was in California, Ash was in New York and Amazon was in the jungle. Tr...
That middle ground, to me, is where the best cost-to-benefit ratio becomes apparent.

Old Values

That middle ground, to me, is where the best cost-to-benefit ratiobecomes apparent. By Dan Vedda I’ve been thinking about the way I use technology in my ...
The Future Is A Moment Away

The Future Is A Moment Away

The Future Is A Moment Away By Dan Vedda While reading an issue of Wired (20.05, May 2012), an article by Thomas Goetz, “How To Spot The Future,” jumped ...
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Setting The Tone

By Dan Vedda More years ago than I like to remember—call it post-Woodstock but pre-Yamaha DX7—I worked for a national retail chain when it was the countr...