Chasing the Dream

“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do.”
— Walter Kirn

This part of the world once used to be the industrial heart of America and the world. Times changed and proved once again that there can be no permanent competitive advantage. Change can be a bitter pill to swallow but change also allows for reinvention and rejuvenation.

Every opportunity must be zealously pursued and every hard-won opportunity must be jealously guarded. Competitive advantages must be created through hard work and ingenuity and protected with equal determination and resolve. Rochester still has potential beyond what anyone can imagine.

That’s what business is all about in the end. Creating value for the end consumer and taking a share of the value you helped create. That value comes from understanding people, knowing their needs, and how best to serve that need. Business is about people and that will never change.