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Thoughts on Housing

Thoughts on Housing
Beginning in 2008, we have been painfully reminded how important a healthy housing market is to our GDP. As a point of reference, new housing starts plummeted a whopping 77% from a peak of 2.5 million new units in 2005 to a paltry 583,000 units in 2009. New housing starts in 2010 (605,000 units) and 2011 (624,000) are only slightly improved… read more →

Social Capital

Social Capital
"If you don't go to somebody's funeral, chances are, they won't come to yours." —Yogi Berra Sounds pretty morbid, but it's the truth. As Yogi Berra so eloquently put it, relationships require a quid pro quo. In a previous blog I had challenged the reader to begin to think about relationship building as "farming" rather than "hunting" in order to… read more →

Business Analytics – What Are You Missing By Not Measuring?

Business Analytics – What Are You Missing By Not Measuring?
As a CEO, wouldn't it be nice to be able to instantly access sales margin information to better forecast next month's profitability, determine whether you should run a sale on certain items to hit year-end sales figures or instantly see how your new sales representative is performing in Louisville... all while you may be half way around the world visiting… read more →
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