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Thoughts on 2014 Surprises

Thoughts on 2014 Surprises

Ending 2014 with five personal thoughts on events that surprised me: Shortly after Memorial Day I attended a professional breakfast on current topics in commercial real estate. There were several hundred well dressed attendees, of all ages and both genders. The MC...
Truth Has Consequences: Women and Men are Different

Truth Has Consequences: Women and Men are Different

I’m beginning a series on common sense truths which are real, and which therefore have negative consequences when we ignore them or try to pretend that they don’t exist. The following is written with two assumptions in mind: The vast majority of women and men in the...
Effective Command and Control–There is No Plan B

Effective Command and Control–There is No Plan B

When the next major terrorist attack, natural disaster, or widespread power/water failure occurs—and at least one certainly will in the foreseeable future—effective command and control will be crucial for fighting back and implementing countermeasures.  The terrible...