Category Archive for "Matthew Achak"


Stuff I Like – 2016 Edition

Share this article: Photo Credit: Christiaan Colen via CC License It’s been awhile since I last updated my “Stuff I Like”. The following companies and products really stand out to me lately and I hope you enjoy them – I...
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2 Days at CES

Share this article: The crowd at this year’s CES event. Last week, I was once again able to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. CES is a massive, internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, attracting major...
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On Fairness

Share this article: Photo Credit: Patrick Seabeard via CC License Fairness is the quality of making judgments that are free from discrimination. In theory, managers, judges, umpires, and teachers should all strive to practice fairness, as should anyone with any...
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Living Those Milestones

In my humble opinion, being a parent is the most rewarding, and yet the most challenging experience you can undertake. The highest highs and lowest lows…joy and tears…all in a day’s’ work, each and every day. (lots of heads nodding…

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Bitcoin Obsessed

I am obsessed with Bitcoin right now. I think about it all the time. I have a feeling I am driving my wife and my business partner crazy. It started when I stumbled across a company based in San Francisco…

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Big O

Does a high quality customer support experience directly correlate to increased sales? Can you increase your company’s revenues by simply providing best in class service? Everyone has their personal beliefs around this, but I have a story to tell about…

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How Things Have Changed. FCR Circa 2008

FCR 10 Years Later

Hello FCR!!!! It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years now since John and I first started this company. I still vividly remember sitting down with him in an office in Roseburg, laying out out our respective visions for…

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Photo Credit: Deb Achak Photography

On Roseburg

Whether we care to admit it or not, each of us has a responsibility far greater than ourselves in life. We can choose to embrace this or shy from it. That remains a personal choice; however we are much more…

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Why FCR is Just a Bit Like Rush

Share this article: You may have heard about the band Rush. It’s members for the past 4 decades include bassist, keyboardist and vocalist Geddy Lee; guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson; and drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart. Unless you...
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Lost Signal

I was the biggest BlackBerry fan in the early 2000’s. The ultimate Crackberry head. The BlackBerry attracted people who wanted always on email as well as a phone on a mobile device, and its secure network was valued by employees of both…

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