Gone, But Not Forgotten
Here we are at another CES and the beginning of another new year. Not only is this a good time to get a glimpse of all the things we can look forward to, it’s a good time for making some changes. You’ll see some in this issue of Dealerscope. We gave ourselves a new look, changing our design and adding a few new departments and columns. And if you haven’t visited our new Web site yet, you should definitely check it out. But the biggest change to come won’t actually take place until the next issue—a new Editor in Chief.
Several months ago, I made the decision to leave the magazine to pursue other interests, as well as make a go at being a freelance writer. My time here at Dealerscope has been good, but if there is one thing I have learned from this industry, it’s that you don’t achieve your goals sitting around waiting for them to happen, you jump in and take a risk. Perhaps, too, after interviewing so many fiery independents over the years, I’ve been a little seduced by the idea of being my own boss.
It wasn’t so long ago (about seven CES shows back) that I started here with very little experience in this industry, hired as an Associate Editor by my predecessor—and now Dealerscope contributor—Janet Pinkerton. Her guidance then and now continue to be invaluable, and there isn’t enough thanks I can send her way for giving me a chance and helping me to develop to a point where I can confidently take a gamble on what happens next.