Welcome! In this first post I would like to establish a few guiding principles for what I hope to be a long relationship with all of you:
1. Think Positive. We are on the ground floor of a very exciting industry. It reminds me of the early days of CAD, GIS and GPS. Laser scanning has the potential to significantly affect the workflows and procedures within the many industries and markets where it is being applied. It is disruptive technology, which comes with a certain level of risk/pain, but those who can become established and profitable will find a first to market competitive advantage.
2. My most favorite business quotation is, “The only trouble with doing something right the first time is – that no one appreciate how difficult it was. “ I will apply all of my 40 years of surveying, mapping and measurement experience to analyzing the trends and developments in the 3D laser scanning industry, and I will always strive to get it right the first time, but when you disagree please let me know.
3. This blog is going to focus on identifying business opportunity and creating value for the readers, while helping to support and grow the overall industry. As we all know word of mouth is the best form of advertising. Combine that with the viral potential of the Internet, and we all know where it can lead. So I would like to ask you to help me to get things started by telling your friends and associates about this blog. Getting the word out is my biggest challenge. It is one that I am looking forward to.
I hope we can have some fun in the process, and I look forward to a great ride.