Columns

Editor's Memo: Persistence

January 1, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

I’m a huge fan of professional soccer, particularly the Barclay’s Premier League (BPL) in England. I follow a couple of Major League Soccer teams here in the U.S., but the amazing pace and skill of the players in the BPL makes those matches particularly exciting and fascinating to watch.

The BPL season runs from August to May, and it’s around this time of year that the sheer persistence of the players is impressive. It’s mid-season, legs are tired, injuries are niggling, and it’s cold. Watching the players slog it out in the frigid and often snowy, wet conditions is truly inspiring.

Even if the match isn’t going their way, it’s rare that any of these top-flight players actually give up-or even slow down. As Manchester United’s stalwart defender Rio Ferdinand has said on multiple occasions, “We never know when we’re beaten.” He’s not claiming ignorance; he means that the players work as hard as they can for the entire game, regardless of the numbers on the scoreboard.

I would love to be able to say that we’re at least halfway through the economic downturn that has plagued most of the world since 2008. It seems like every time we see some good news, bad news follows right behind it. Indeed, the ongoing European debt crisis provides ups and downs on nearly a daily basis.

What I can say-definitively-is that it’s truly an honor to be part of an industry that does not give up, despite harsh conditions and uncertain results. It’s inspiring to hear continued news of technology innovations, facility expansions and personnel development. And it’s exciting for all of us at ASI to be able to share this great information with you. Here’s to a great 2012!

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

Recent Articles by Susan Sutton

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI July 2014 cover

2014 July

Our annual Distributor Directory helps you locate a distributor that best suits your needs. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ADHESIVES STORE

handbook-sealant-tech.gif
Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px