Adjusting to Change

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” ~ C. S. Lewis

“Nothing is permanent, but change.” ~ Heraclitus, Philosopher, 535-475 BC

Last week, we announced our name change to Matchmaker Logistics,which meant this week we’ve worked on making changes to our website, our letterhead, our business cards, our email signatures, our sales materials and much, much more.

During the transition period, change can feel a lot like that first workout of the New Year after weeks of holiday indulgence–painful! But, the end result is always worth the effort.

As we continue to “hatch” Matchmaker Logistics in the coming weeks, we thank you for supporting this change and our vision.

Meanwhile, enjoy these regrettable quotes from a few historic “non-visionaries” who couldn’t quite wrap their minds around the changes to come in their respective industries:

•”There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”~ Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

•”Everything that can be invented has been invented.” ~ Charles H. Duell, Office of Patents, 1899

•”Who wants to hear actors talk?” ~ H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

•”We don’t like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out.” ~ Decca Executive, 1962, after turning down the Beatles

•”The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” Western Union memo, 1876