It may sound silly, but given the deluge of negative commentary on our economy, I was momentarily taken aback recently by a repeat client of ours who requested more work from us *before* we officially completed a current project for them. Their request reminded me that tough people (and companies) succeed in tough times because they’re committed to investing in quality work — and delivering quality work, too. The fact is that smart companies invest in infrastructure, advertising, and marketing during a recession to rocket past competitors who are simply riding out the storm. Business history shows that companies that hide out during downtimes often do long-term harm to their business. It seems we’re working with some strong companies. Definitely fun.