I’ve had a very busy year. As we all know, 2020 has been a very challenging year:

  • COVID pandemic and the ineffective U.S. response to it
  • The impact of COVID on our day-to-day lives and the lives of so many
  • The 2020 elections
  • Murder hornets
  • The passing of my father in March
  • Not being able to have a celebration of life for my father
  • Dealing with my father’s estate
  • Staging and selling the family home owned since 1960 plus moving out–so much stuff!

There have also been some positives:

  • I’m personally encouraged by the outcome of the presidential election
  • We have COVID vaccines that offer the potential to protect us from this virulent virus
  • I discovered my father was awarded a patent for a pulse transformer back in 1970-I found the file in his office

I need a break. More than a long weekend or a week or 2. I’m taking a sabbatical until mid-January 2021.

Perhaps you need a break! Perhaps someone you know or love needs a break and you could lend your support.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Peace, peace, peace.

Thank God It’s Monday will be back before you know it!


Dave Gardner

Dave Gardner is a management consultant, speaker, author, and blogger based in Silicon Valley. He's been in the front row for the birth and evolution of Silicon Valley, the innovation capital of the world. Since 1992, Dave Gardner focuses on making the complex simple around people, process and technology. Dave is the author of Mass Customization: An Enterprise-Wide Business Strategy - How Build to Order, Assemble to Order, Configure to Order, Make to Order, and Engineer to Order Manufacturers Increase Profits and Better Satisfy Customers.

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