When I kicked off our discussion of Newgistics’ core values several weeks ago, I wanted to educate all our readers on what makes Newgistics such a special place to work.  In that time, we’ve discussed our company’s approach to serving the needs of our clients and their customers, our commitment to being an innovator in the markets we serve, and the manner in which we continually strive for excellence. However, none of this would be possible if not for a group of tremendously talented individuals that works together to drive our business forward.  This leads us to a discussion of Newgistics’ fourth core value, ‘Embrace the Team, Respect the Individual.’ Throughout my career, I have had the chance to work with and observe many organizations in a variety of industries.  I’ve been a part of many successful organizations, and have seen an equal if not greater number that have failed.  And while there are many reasons as to why a business may or may not succeed, one of the most critical components is the way its team members work together.  At Newgistics, we understand that it is impossible for an individual to produce superior results without a solid team effort, regardless of their level of talent or commitment to success.  However, we also embrace the fact that it is impossible for our company to succeed unless we respect the diversity of the extraordinary individuals that contribute to the success of our team.  With that in mind, Newgistics strives to create an environment of mutual respect and encouragement.  No organization can successfully function without teamwork, and teamwork cannot happen without each person being respectful of the talents and dedication that each individual brings to the table, top to bottom. At Newgistics, this is not the exception – it is the rule. On behalf of the more than 300 team members that make Newgistics a driving force in the small parcel shipping industry, I would like to thank you once again for spending some time in learning what makes us a unique company.  I look forward to concluding our discussion of Newgistics’ core values in a couple of weeks when we discuss “Honesty and Integrity, Always’.” Respectfully, Bill Razzouk; President & CEO Newgistics, Inc.