HTG Peer Groups Blog
The HTG peer group experience is a unique forum for technology industry resellers who are serious about implementing a model for success in their own businesses through sharing and collaboration of best practices.
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Today we marked a new chapter in HTG, an international peer group. Stuart Crawford is leading 8 companies as founders of the newly formed HTG10 group, formed from all Canadian partners. I had the privilege of joining them for a few hours of their meeting this afternoon and for dinner this evening. We have the other four slots already spoken for from what I understand, so we have already filled our first international group. This allows the group to focus on things unique to doing business in our friendly country north of the border as well as interacting specifically with vendors focused on that market. One thing I have learned is that shipping stuff across the border is not all that ea...
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We completed our SWOT for IT Matters this week in Calgary. Nancy and I are now taking a few days in the Canadian Rockies here in Banff to relax and enjoy the wonders of this world. We saw the Columbia Ice Fields yesterday and took the drive up toward Jasper which is astounding. What an amazing world we get to live in. Tomorrow HTG10 starts in Calgary and I will be joining the folks there for some of their time in the afternoon. Stuart Crawford is leading the charge on this new group and I am excited to spend some time with them looking at their businesses and into their future.So what did we learn from the SWOT this week. First of all, as is almost always the case, those of us on the team go...
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I am on the road to Calgary to do a SWOT at IT Matters, a member of our HTG3 peer groups. Brad Schow and Dan Hay will be joining Nancy and me to spend a day and a half of intensive activity diving deep into the business. These events have been transformational for the companies that have experienced them over the last few years.Why does it work to let other business owners come in and turn over the rocks? Because we often don't want to deal with the hard things in our businesses. We have relationships and patterns of communication that make it hard to really deal with the tough issues. We don't want to cause any unhappiness or disrupt friendships. We are afraid to do what we know needs to be... Continue reading
Joe Mercandante from HTG4 sent a great reminder to his group today that I want everyone to consider. Thanks Joe for helping us focus on things that matter....."As we prepare to wrap up prior to a long weekend, I want to wish you all a very happy and enjoyable Memorial Day. Cherish the downtime and especially the little extra time you get to spend with the people you love.Please also take a moment or two to pause to remember the reason we have the day off. Since the birth of our country in 1776, over 1.1M service men and women have died as the result of war, and over 1.5M have returned wounded. Everyone knows someone who served or is serving in our armed forces. Those that serve sacrifice a g... Continue reading
Do you know a teacher with an inspiring story? Invite them to participate in the Microsoft Inspired Teachers campaign to share stories of their most inspiring students.If you know a teacher who inspires—and is inspired by—students, simply send them to: http://www.microsoft.com/education/inspiredteachercontest/default.aspx.Inspiration: When's the last time a student you know returned the favor? Every day, magic happens in the classroom. Moments when students realize there's more to learning than tests—and do truly amazing things. Sometimes, students actually inspire their teachers, when usually it's the other way around.Get teachers you know to share their most inspiring story.Tell about the...
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