Interviewer: Hi, I’m Gail Nichol-Kailing, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here today with Moe Farsheed, who is the President and CEO of Mind Fire. Moe, I want to congratulate you on your tenth anniversary.
Moe Farsheed: Thank you very much. It’s very exciting in these difficult times to be around 10 years.
Interviewer: Exactly. Exactly. And make it through the ten years. But that’s not the only recognition that we’ve got to give you. You’ve won an award recently. The Inc. 500?
Moe Farsheed: Yes. We were -- actually due to our customers, the success of our clients we were very excited to hear for the second year in a row that we were recipients of the Inc. 500, fastest growing companies. And again, I can’t reiterate the importance our clients, that’s how we make our money, our client success is our success.
Interviewer: Right. Right. Now award though really gives you credibility in the industry as well; doesn’t it?
Moe Farsheed: I think that’s an important point, because we are in difficult times, financial times, and I think name recognition, making sure that you don’t make a mistake, getting it right the first time is critical to service providers, printers that are doing their best to thrive in this very difficult time. And so I think the right name recognition, the fact that we have been able to grow is -- clients have been able to grow, it really gives us credibility that I think is required in this space.
Interviewer: Absolutely. Thank you.
Frank Makes Book(s)
Published: January 17, 2020
Frank talks about his three latest books which essentially comprise a history of his years in the industry—a personal, yet encyclopedic trilogy that covers the history of hot metal, the phototypesetting era, and desktop publishing.
Warren Werbitt Says “I Just Don’t Understand It”
Published: January 15, 2020
WhatTheyThink's print evangelist Warren Werbitt talks about the only thing there is to talk about: the proposed HP-Xerox merger: “Terrible! Terrible! Terrible!” The industry can’t afford to lose another player. And an $11 billion company making a play to take over a $35 billion company? “I just don’t understand it.” Who is the only one who is going to win? Follow the money. How many jobs will be lost? And what about the customers? Warren struggles to make sense of this.
Heidelberg Gears Up for drupa
Published: January 14, 2020
Sonja Mechling, Chief Marketing Officer for Heidelberg, talks to Cary Sherburne about Heidelberg’s plans for drupa 2020, which include artificial intelligence (AI) applications to help improve productivity, as well as its digital solutions.
ColorZone’s Joshua Feller Is a Technology Early Adopter
Published: January 13, 2020
Cary Sherburne talks to Joshua Feller, owner of ColorZone. Feller bought ColorZone 15 years ago and began to acquire wide-format equipment—as much as $8 million worth—in order to reduce the amount of work he had to outsource. An early adopter of printing technologies, he has expanded from wide-format to label printing, which has proven highly successful
The Typewriter Revolution
Published: January 10, 2020
Frank visits with Tom Furrier of Cambridge Typewriter in Arlington, Mass., one of the last typewriter repair services in New England. Over the past 15 years, he has seen a resurgence of interest in mechanical (but not electric) typewriters—in particular among young people. His business is booming; his repair services have a two-month backlog.