Keeping Things In High Gear

The four day Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone. According to the American Council on Exercise, the average American consumed 3000 calories and 229 grams of fat at Thanksgiving. I hope for everyone lucky enough to sit down to a table groaning with food, that a few minutes were set aside to give thanks for the prosperity we enjoy in AMERICA, even in an economic downturn. And I hope that everyone is thinking of a way that the luckier ones can share in myriad ways with those less fortunate. Not to be dismissive of poverty or suffering, but if you are among the poor, America is probably the best place to be. Think of it, in one meal Americans get to eat more food than some people in Africa, North Korea and even Cuba have for a week!

Our American prosperity is a direct result of our hard work, innovation, technology strides. Now however, I am afraid we are truly losing our edge. We manufacture very little, competition from cheap labor in India and China is hurting us in more than one way, and if we do not dig deep and utilize good old American ingenuity, we are headed for last on the list of new advancements in most fields.

Here at DDA, we are not sitting on our laurels. On the contrary, we are working hard to come up with ideas that showcase our strength to be ahead of the curve in website design, in marketing and branding efforts, in production efficiencies. As 2008 comes to a close, we are already working on projects to be delivered next year. In our corner of the world, we feel blessed, but also realize that we do not have the luxury of slowing down.