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December 21, 2012, End of the World Edition

So, the Mayans supposedly said that the world is ending on December 21, 2012.  Like many of you, I don’t swallow this stuff without a bit of evidence, and I’m delighted to have found a video published by NASA that refutes this.

However, as non-alarmist as this video might be, I wonder why they published this video BEFORE the predicted date of the end of the world?  Did they want to say “See?  We told you!” or “Don’t worry, be happy!”?  Or did they publish this now because in their heart of hearts they’re actually worried they won’t be around on December 22, 2012 to publish this?

Guess we’ll know on Saturday morning…Right?

Regardless of dire predictions, I wanted to take a look back at Sound Check and see how far we’ve come.

We launched this blog not all that long ago. Since then, we’ve posted over 60 times, with 24 different authors, and tons of comments.  Not bad for a business to business blog in its first six months of existence.

We’ve migrated from a WordPress only environment to being embedded in MaritzResearch.com, a seemingly innocuous move that actually required serious technical support and assistance well beyond our normal group of supporters.

We’ve laughed a little, thought a lot and asserted some strong points-of-view about our industry and business overall.

Through it all, we’ve truly had fun.

This is a good time to give the appropriate thanks to the folks who made this happen.  First, Kathy Randall, our intrepid editor, who did more than her fair share of haranguing, editing, coaching and encouraging.  Sound Check would be empty without her efforts.  Dave Fish, who supported this whole-heartedly and put his money where his mouth is, literally and figuratively.  The folks at Standing Partnership, who provided endless guidance and advice to make this work.  And, last but not least, Renee Blake, Lynn Alexander and Shawn Malmarowski, without whom we would have a big idea without any actual blog.

And, finally, thank you dear readers — clients, friends, and interested parties.  Your engagement, interest and ideas keep us thinking and blogging.

From all of us on the Sound Check team, and all of us at Maritz Research, we hope your 2013 is joyous, healthy and even better than 2012.

That is, assuming NASA is right…