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Make Your Own ‘Field Of Dreams’

“If you build it, they will come.” Made famous in the renowned motion picture “Field of Dreams,” this iconic phrase depicts an admirable work ethic that is applicable to life beyond the screen. Field of Dreams, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is certainly an entertaining movie for baseball aficionados, but it also offers a […]

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Are your employees stealing from you?  

Are you sure? Fraudulent activity from employees can occur in a number of ways and have severe financial implications for multifamily owners and managers. To stay ahead of the game, you must analyze your policies and procedures, have more than one person watching the books and keep your eyes open for any red flags such […]

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My wife and I at Magnolia Farms

What we can learn about branding from Chip & Joanna Gaines

I recently visited Magnolia Market in Waco Texas, the home & lifestyle store that supports multiple lifestyle brands by Chip & Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper show, among many ventures. Chip and Joanna are beloved lifestyle entrepreneurs, with a home improvement empire that includes the Market, Magnolia Homes, books, the Hearth & Hand line […]

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Sisters Serena, left, and Venus Williams shake hands after a match in 1991 in Compton, Calif.
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It’s Only A Crazy Dream Until You Do It.

Serena Williams is now just a few matches away from potentially winning her seventh U.S. Open.  She is an extremely talented athlete who has trained from her youth with the goal to play professional tennis. Last week, I saw this video featuring Serena and loved it. Nike released the video last week at the start of […]

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What We Can Learn from Solo, The First Star Wars Failure

For science fiction movie fans, Star Wars is a franchise that seemed like it could never fail. But Solo: A Star Wars Story has shown that the historic franchise can produce a flop, and provides several lessons that developers and apartment owners can learn from. Solo: A Star Wars Story has “only” garnered $210 million at the domestic box […]

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What McDonald’s Teaches Us About A Smooth-Running Operation

I recently watched the movie The Founder on Netflix, starring Michael Keaton.  The Founder is a compelling story about American inspiration, ambition and greed. Love it or hate it, McDonald’s is one of America’s most recognized brand names and greatest success stories. Its success is partly because of its ability to streamline its operations and give […]

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