Jack Schrock’s Blog

Skill Sets

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A wise man once said: ”The older we get, the slower we get.” Put another way, my doctor recently told me that I was suffering from “TMB.” Translated, that means “Too Many Birthdays.” I read a story about two WWII pilots who were making their […]



Out and About

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In September, for the first time in years, I spent a day with Brian Marshall, my friend and former distributor from Houston. We worked this part of central Texas calling on customers and “wanna’ bees.” The last stop was made at Don Ward’s Towing in […]



Rank and Recognition

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In walking through the halls of a hospital, have you ever noticed that the folks in white gowns are senior clinicians of one sort or another? Their gown color attests to the fact that they have reached the very top of skill and authority and […]



Differentiation

Nov 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

This is an old topic that needs to be revisited because if you are competing with others for the same customers your offering must be “different” if your business is to prosper. Thanks to D. Vincent Liuzza, Jr, Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) the concept of […]



Nepotism

Nov 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

My dictionary defines this term as “favoritism shown to relatives” so in that vein I want to relate a story about a friend who changed careers to go into a new business. Let’s call this guy Joe. He was an engineer who grew weary of […]



Jump Shift

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

With credit to Tom Luciano of the U. S., and Steffan Ericson and Lennart Larrsen of Sweden, carriers could play an enhanced role in the future of T & R. Tom could see the day when a carrier could pull itself under the pile of […]



Our Legacies

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I want to tell you a story about two very dear friends in T & R who built their business from nothing to the point that their three children have now stepped in to take it where they left off. Yes, I could be talking […]



Old Friends

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There’s a guy who lives precisely 157 miles from my front door. We went to high school and college together. We built and raced hot rods together in the 50s. He ate dinner at my house often and I did the same at his. We […]



Acquisition Cost

Sep 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When we think of this subject, the cost of purchasing our last wrecker comes to mind, but this is only part of the story. If you’ve ever watched Shark Tank on TV you’ve heard Mark Cuban ask participants “How much does it cost you to […]



Visibility

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

As a follow up to a blog I recently wrote regarding nighttime visibility, I would like to comment about colors you cannot see at night. I was driving in drizzling rain on a blacktop country road one moonless night. I couldn’t drive very fast without […]