[VIP] The Notorious Interview: Nick Taylor, Modus

We are back with our first Notorious Interview since the holidays interrupted things. The first interview of the New Year is with an old acquaintance who is one of the nicest and smarted guys in our space: Nick Taylor, VP of Growth at Modus. This was a fun conversation, because I got to learn a […]

Quick Take – January 12,2020

So… I just learned today that my Mailchimp was on the fritz again, so you might not have received any Quick Takes for a while. I apologize about that, but you can find all past Quick Takes along with all VIP articles in the Notorious VIP Section of the website. (Make sure you’re logged in.) […]

Quick Take – January 5, 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, so welcome to the first Quick Take of 2020! I realize both the writing and the Quick Takes have been very sparse because… well… the holidays. Let’s leave it at that. Now, let’s move on into the brave new world. Notorious TL;DR Since we last did a […]

The Decade That Was in Real Estate

I gather that with 2020 just around the corner, navel gazing and thinking big thoughts about the ’10’s have become a relatively popular activity. Hell, I did it myself on the Industry Relations podcast with Greg Robertson. But I’m going to do it again, in writing, because it helps me think things through. What’s sort […]

Quick Take – December 15, 2019

Welcome to another issue of Quick Takes. Notorious TL;DR Since we last did a Quick Take, here are the new posts up on Notorious. Because ’tis the season, to be jolly of course, but also the season for a number of annual traditions here with enormous end-of-the-year posts, writing has been and will be a […]

Seven Predictions for 2020: The Rat Pack Edition

Earlier this year, Sunny and I made her third (my second) move across this great country of ours in three years, landing in Las Vegas. I have to say, so far, we’re quite in love with this city. Most of you only know Las Vegas from The Strip… which is unfortunate. It’s quite like judging […]

Quick Take – December 6, 2019

So apparently, a bug in my Mailchimp meant that the last two Quick Takes did not go out. I have the dev fixing it right now, but that still means I have to write it. I apologize for all the technical difficulties; I hope to have all of that addressed soon with a new website. […]

Musings on Defining Fundamental Problems

I was on a conference call earlier with a client discussing an upcoming strategy planning session, and one of the people raised a very interesting and a very good point. He said that if we don’t clearly define the problems, it’s very difficult to do good strategy. I couldn’t agree more. But as we kept […]