July 28, 2018

In the fifteenth century, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. His machine paved the way for book production and for the first time in history, reading became a skill people wanted to acquire. 

Did friends meet for a pint of ale and a bowl of pottage to discu...

February 8, 2017

Throughout my life, I have been drawn to certain musicians, authors, artists, comedians, and business leaders.

I can’t seem to get enough of their material because no matter how many times I read their books, listen to their song, hear a speech, or watch their performan...

February 3, 2017

Although I took a hiatus from teaching college, this week felt like the beginning of a semester.

I'm teaching two classes... sorta.

The first has five students and I'll meet with them individually, once a month, for 90 minutes.

They are professionals who want to learn abo...

February 1, 2017

I have met too many people who have accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, but they never post.

They watch others, but don’t contribute. 

They’re not socializing on social networks.

They are missing out. And the irony is that many of them are smart, articu...

January 31, 2017

"Past success is no indication of future performance."

This disclosure accompanies investment opportunities. However, it could also be used for sales and marketing.

Recently I attended a meeting with 175 Realtors and there was a panel presentation featuring top performin...

January 25, 2017

[Blog Post #25 of 21-Day Blog Post Challenge]

It’s fun reconnecting with friends from two incarnations ago when I was a commercial real estate broker. 

CRE brokerage was a heady, fast-moving, ego-driven world. Super high risk, high reward.

Yesterday I received a call from...

January 16, 2017

[Blog Post #16 of 21]

The business value of social media continues to amaze me.

I regularly interact with real estate professionals in a private Facebook group, on Snapchat, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The deepest connections are created on Facebook and Snapchat.

On the Facebo...

January 11, 2017

[Blog Post #11 of 21]

I am starting to really enjoy Snapchat. 

I’m building great relationships and I know that it’s going to be an important platform for launching my real estate brand and supporting my company’s growth.

That doesn’t mean I’m still not using Twitter or...

January 10, 2017

[Blog Post #10 of 21]

I had a business lunch meeting with two executives who work for the third largest commercial real estate brokerage firm in the US.

The discussion turned to social media marketing and I quickly realized they were cynical about its potential.

I to...

January 9, 2017

[Blog Post #9 of 21]

About once a week, I grab coffee or a meal with a friend or business colleague and we discuss how they can grow their business.

They are in different industries.

One friend is a top performing furniture rep who sells office furniture to large compani...

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