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Chris Chambers

Scenic/EnvironmentsStrategy

The cool is in the pudding

The Fonz. Arguably one of the coolest cats of our time. But not because of the leather jacket. It wasn’t the tight jeans. His hair. His bike. Or the fact that a single finger snap pulled hot chicks to him faster than the spark of a dumb idea lured Potsie…
Chris Chambers
September 13, 2016
Scenic/Environments

Every thing has a reason

In 1883, Antoni Gaudi began building a ‘church’ in Barcelona. If you aren’t aware, it’s massive. Massive. And it’s not finished. Yet. The current expected date of completion is 2026. But, as they say, we’ll see. Still, it isn’t the time frame, or span, that intrigues me. It’s Gaudi’s architectural…
Chris Chambers
August 11, 2016
Onsite ActionScenic/Environments

Stand somewhere else

I have two delightful children who generally get along very, very well. Except for the rare occasions when they get along not so much. The other day, my daughter left me a voicemail message in which she told me that her brother had punched her in the stomach. In the…
Chris Chambers
July 11, 2016
Scenic/Environments

Can wood speak?

Once upon a time, we walked the earth without the ability to call people on the phone whenever we wanted to. Phones existed, but they lived in our homes only—severely limiting our calling power. And then, a brilliant inventor named William Gray came up with a gamechanging concept: the phone booth. They…
Chris Chambers
June 11, 2016
Tactics

Find a window…and another window

Of the many critical things I was taught as a fireman that I have since applied to just about every other aspect of my life, this one ranks pretty high. Here it is: always have a second way out of the room. In the case of fighting a fire, there…
Chris Chambers
May 11, 2016
The business side

Set. Point.

Our bodies are brilliant. They provide us with built in mechanisms to protect us. We sweat to cool off when we’re hot. We shiver to warm up when we’re cold. We go into numbing shock when we encounter serious pain. When we have no food, our metabolisms slow down to…
Chris Chambers
April 11, 2016
People

It always comes back

There’s a small piece in the Sunday Times this week about, of all things, leggings. I didn’t even know what leggings were, but fortunately there were pictures. Turns out my daughter wears them all the time. And she’s not the only one. Seems there’s a bit of a leggings craze…
Chris Chambers
March 11, 2016
People

Shootingtrouble

Back in college, I worked with a great friend installing fire and burglar alarm systems. After all the wires were run through the house, from every window and every door back to the panel, we still weren’t done. We still had to test everything. Inevitably, one of those zones failed…
Chris Chambers
February 11, 2016
The business side

Losing the paper

A good friend of mine is a TV Director for Fox News. (He’s also a paramedic and our in-house Live Broadcast Director, but who’s counting.) Knowing that I’m a huge ‘live’ geek, he invited me to watch him in action at Fox. We got off on the 9th floor at…
Chris Chambers
January 11, 2016