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The Strategic Mistake Almost Everybody Makes

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network – Harvard Business Review:
“It is simple math,” the strategist said in a tone that sounded suspiciously similar to how I explain things to my six-year-old daughter. “Decreasing churn by a percent — a single percent! — creates tens of millions of dollars of value. A point of market…

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San Diego Housing Market Update: It’s Been a Good Year

The numbers are up! Here’s the latest news on the San Diego Real Estate market, brought to you by the San Diego Association of Realtors, hosted by George Chamberlin, Executive Editor of The Daily Transcript and Donna Sanfilippo, President of SDAR. Key highlights include a 20%+ increase year over year in single family attached (condos / townhomes) … Continue reading

6 Tax Facts Home Sellers Should Know
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Interest Rates: A Look Back [Infographic]

Here’s an interesting (get it? interest?) look at interest rates over the past several decades.  Can you imagine paying 18%?


By the Numbers: Home Buying in California

More about the home buying process these days.  Let me know if you’re interested in buying in San Diego.  It’s a great time to dive in!


Which profession drinks the most coffee?

Considering that I made it 32 years without drinking coffee (6 of those were in the US Navy), and my first real cup of coffee was in Costa Rica in 2007, some might think it strange that I would post about coffee.  But I did find this one interesting.  After all, coffee drinkers do live … Continue reading

Leadership Development Spending

A quick poll. I’m curious to know if your company will spend more or less on leadership development programs in the next 12 months. Vote now! http://polls.linkedin.com/vote/336394/bqvmr

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Caine’s Arcade: Another Story About the Power Social Media

I first heard about Caine’s Arcade on Tuesday morning when I saw a friend post on Facebook and another on Twitter.  I watched the 10-minute film during lunch and enjoyed the well-made short documentary about a 9-year-old boy in East LA who made an entire arcade out of used auto parts boxes and other materials from … Continue reading


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