He Wanted Solutions


He Wanted Solutions

The stop for a drink last night was eye opening, but it also added one more problem to his life. A blazing headache.

The hour he spent in the bar reminded him of his last trade show. Alone, leery, perhaps just a bit confused. What was he there for? Why was he going to all these seminars? Did he really learn anything?

He fought his way through airports, couldn’t find the place to register for the show when he arrived, the hotel lost his room, the trade show floor, which he normally enjoyed, was big and confusing.  He worked for a city, he was interested in on street. How could he find companies that would give him the information he needed?

And the seminars – please. He was on the front lines. He knew what his problems were. He wanted solutions. Not descriptions of technotoys that cost a fortune and didn’t really fit in his wheelhouse.

Paul’s city could only afford to send one person to a trade show.  There are three big ones each year, plus numerous local events. Which one to choose?  Who should go?

Would going to the show simply add more pressure to his already full and complex life?

Maybe the best solution was another drink and aspirin for the headache.

To be continued

Picture of John Van Horn

John Van Horn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Only show results from:

Recent Posts

A Note from a Friend

I received this from John Clancy. Now retired, John worked in the technology side of the industry for decades. I don’t think this needs any

Read More »

Look out the Window

If there is any advice I can give it’s concerning the passing scene. “Look out the window.” Rather than listen to CNN or the New

Read More »


Send message to

    We use cookies to monitor our website and support our customers. View our Privacy Policy