Originally Posted by Sean Adams
In this day and age success often depends on one's ability to be able to adapt and change when necessary. This requires flexibility. If you are "dead-set" in your ways and refuse to try something new, the times will pass you by and so will your competition. I heard on the radio this morning (can't remember who said it) that an inventor in the late 1800's or early 1900's was giving up on inventing things because in his words "everything that can be created or invented already has been...". Guess he was wrong. Listen to what others have to say, no matter how far-fetched it may seem... Good 'ol Bill Gates was told that his idea of everyone in the country someday having a PC in their home was "absurd".
Well... if Plan A doesn't work then go to Plan B. If I get to Plan Z then I can always start over with Plan AA.
Also, if something is working right with a particular maufacturer's part/equipment don't be afraid to say something. Sometimes they are aware of the problem and have made appropriate changes. Sometimes you might just be the first one to spot a problem and have helped them nip it in the bud. I've changed products based on how someone reacts to my problems. I feel that a company that isn't flexible and wants my input is a company I don't want to deal with.