Archives for the month of: February, 2012


“If you’re not going to do something right, don’t do it all.”

While growing up, I heard that phrase from my father, and as I have learned since joining the working world, this definitely holds true for networking and business development.

I recently was invited to a meeting held here in St Louis by a local chapter of Business Networking International (BNI).  This is definitely a group that knows what they’re doing.

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It’s my pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of the HON family… Motivate! Motivate is a comprehensive line of products, including tables, seating, & presentation tools, that is perfectly suited for any training application or collaborative environment. Don’t be shy— get to know Motivate here!

Freshen up your space with Motivate in these 4 applications (it’s all about the color!):

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In honor of Voi’s 1st birthday, we’re celebrating by giving away Voi Magnetic Poetry kits to the first 10 people who post photos of themselves with Voi on our Facebook page- in the showroom, at work, at home… wherever.

Here are some tools to take advantage of— all on the Voi Spotlight Page on the HON Ready Portal. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Image Library: Hundreds of Voi images available for download.







Brochure & Cut Sheets: Read up on Voi with the brochure and various cut sheets, depending on your preferred footprint.

Video Showcase: Watch Voi come to life with the full-length and teaser animations.

Qualifier Tool: Build your Voi the way you want it. Specify application, footprint, aesthetics, storage needs, and coordinated color palettes. A PDF is also created with image, finishes, and bill of materials.






Patterns of Choice: These carefully selected palettes of coordinating finishes are organized to help you express whatever style you’re after.









Selection Guide: Demonstrate how easy Voi is to specify with step-by-step instructions.

This week I had 7 calls in to my local Internet provider, trying to get my new home wireless network to actually work on the net. After loading my 18-digit network key about 14 times, my helpdesk person asked me, “How old is that computer?” We looked it up and discovered that it’s 10 years old. He explained that the working life of a modern laptop used to be 7 years. Then it was lowered to 4.5 years. Now, he tells me, it’s 3. So…it was all my fault.

So…we pay several hundred dollars, for features we (by “we” I mean “mid-lifers”) don’t use…and an operating system that doesn’t work as well as the last one, and apps that crash…with the assurance that in 3 frenetic years it will be ready for recycling! Three years!! Please!! My grandma had the same refrigerator for 40! The average car on the road is just over 10!

On the other end of the spectrum, I sit at home at a HON 11600 Series “shell” desk which I installed myself in 1995 (and which we discontinued in 2008) and it’s doing JUST FINE…thank you very much.

Which brings me (finally) to the point of this colorful rambling narrative, The HON Full Lifetime Warranty.  And the only way I can actually get there is by way of Korea. Anybody here ever heard of Hyundai? If you were out of middle school in the early 90s, you remember the first Sonata. It was kind of plain, had a lot of features for the money, and the HON INDUSTRIES Credit Union had one for sale in the parking lot. It looked a lot better than my rusted out ’88 Mercury Sable (which wasn’t saying much) and the price was do-able for a family of 6. So I looked it up in Consumer Reports. It flunked royally. Seems like the oil pump or something was totally unreliable.

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