Publisher Kemp Harr weighs in on the school shooting in Florida as well as the rapid change of pace in technology our sense of law and reason must catch up to. Similarly, flooring business leaders should always factor in morals when making decisions.
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Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Rika Shah, founder of MS International, to discuss how she balances family with business. Shah views the value system she expects her employees to contribute to MSI's business culture as a major part of her success.
Jeff Knoll, senior associate design director at Ted Moudis Associates, details his firm's design of AlphaSights. Interface's Verde Primavera carpet tile and Provenza Floor's Studio Modemo oak hardwood were used to create a sense of nature and warmth.
Editor Jessica Chevalier covers how a small Persian rug shop started by Michael Essis in 1942 went on to become a full-line flooring retail store with six different locations. Essis & Sons is now run by two of his sons who carry on his values.
Contributing editor Sam Allman covers how being knowledgeable and keen toward fact can keep would-be entrepreneurs from closing the doors to their new businesses. Becoming mindful of one's thinking process is key to successfully running a business.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford breaks down how to conduct an initial and follow-up interview when trying to hire a top sales candidate. Proffering an unsigned draft offer will help the new employee understand what is expected of them in their new job.
Contributing editor Ginger Gilbert predicts the new wave of color palettes that will appear in 2018. Colors creating a sense of individuality and unexpected combinations will be the palettes bringing life and common information to interior finishes.
Contributing editor Vickie Gilstrap spotlights the influences, color families and curation of self-expression in color design choices. Self-awareness creates unique possibilities for home decor consumers seeking to express themselves through color.
Executive editor Darius Helm reviews the rapid rise of the carpet tile business including: the roots of carpet tile, the rise of tufting technologies, the effort to make carpet tile more affordable and the top ten mills with carpet tile programs.
Editor Jessica Chevalier discusses LVT's massive surge in the resilient category as well as why flooring distributors choose to carry their own LVT and rigid LVT lines, which are almost developing too quickly for the consumer market to keep up with.