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Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7Y3kZIDVg] Your Turn To Drive discusses Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult.  Jim D…

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

With all the CRMs on the market today, finding the right one for your dealership is becoming more challenging than ever. There have been massive changes in…

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

Looking for a new way to win over people more likely to send a text message than to call? Set up this free message extension for your text ads on the Googl…

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

New Orleans is ramping up for the 100th anniversary of NADA, and the convention promises to be outstanding. You’ll be entertained at the NADA100 Carn…

Why Social Media Marketers Won’t Replace Your Sales Team

Why Social Media Marketers Won’t Replace Your Sales Team

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Virtual Duct Tape in a Global Economy

2538ab8e74752fe73759141a143586f2.jpg?t=1When a friend posted this picture on Facebook, first I laughed and thought back to those crazy college days with pranks and practical jokes involving duct tape.  Then my thoughts wandered into the humor of my adult life, where I joke about things being held together with duct tape and Popsicle sticks.

While watching the news recently, it has dawned on me there is another meaning to this photo.  We live in a global economy that is being held together by “virtual duct tape”.  Think about it!  When one culture or nation is struggling against another, or there is a devastating natural disaster or even a terrorist event; the impact is not just felt locally.  A localized event that has fingers that stretch beyond boarders can impact our global environment, universal commerce and trade relationships or even individual industries and consumers worldwide.  We all have to make adjustments because one of the pieces of the “global economy duct tape” gave way.  What happens in Asia, Europe, the Middle East or any other of our global neighbors, happens to us too!

Our highly complex global economy hums along quite nicely with all the pieces of “virtual duct tape” holding it together, but what happens when more than one piece of the “virtual duct tape” gives way?  What will happen if there is a natural disaster and a man-made disaster at the same time in two different regions of the world?  How do you think the global economy will be impacted?  I don’t believe silence will be as golden as once thought.  I think our global neighborhood could get a little loud as the pieces of “virtual duct tape” start to unravel one by one.

Remaining silent and hoping that nothing happens is a bit like planning to win the lottery without buying a ticket.  Get out your soap box!  Be a stand for your voice and let your voice be a stand for making a difference in our global neighborhood.  Your words might just be the seed that revolutionizes the way we apply “virtual duct tape” to our global economy or make “virtual duct tape” a thing of the past.

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