standard Check Your Title at the Door, Please: 3 Ideas to Strengthen the Commitment of your Real Estate Team

In the book Creativity, Inc., its author, Ed Catmull, who co-founded Pixar Animation Studios alongside Steve Jobs, said he once requested that a long, rectangular conference table at Pixar be replaced with a fat, square one. In the book, he stated that he had this done to quash a growing sense of hierarchy in the conference room, and by extension, […]

standard Filling the Forgotten Potholes in Your Business

West down Observer Hwy. left on to Monroe St., right on to Newark Ave., pass around the bend, merge and pass through the light, apply brakes, swerve left — dodge enormous pothole — swerve right, take turnpike exit, and onward… Five days a week, unless I’m traveling, this is my “pre-turnpike” route to the office, […]

standard The Innovative Benefits of Constraint

While planning a Coldwell Banker conference, a discussion emerged centered around the cost of hiring speakers relative to the total allotted time each were given to present on stage. At one point it was suggested that the longer the speaker spoke, the more “bang for the buck” we’d be receiving. While the notion seemed reasonable […]

standard Solving for the Truth in Customer Reviews and Adjusting for Uncertainty

Recently, Dan Cobley, an executive at Google delivered an enlightening TED Talk entitled, “What Physics Taught Me about Marketing.” At first, his subjects—physics and marketing—seemed dissimilar, but Cobley successfully proved their relationship as he uncovered powerful principles of marketing with the pure logic of physics. I learned that marketing, like any other discipline, is subject […]