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The Wolf of Real Estate, Failing Service Solutions, & Brightening Winter Homes

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. Holding a Real Estate Wolf by the Ears (8 minute read) Why it matters: To “hold a wolf by [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Prevent or Create?

“I decided to spend my time trying to create the things we need as opposed to preventing what threatens us.” Bill Joy, American computer engineer, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. The above quote by Bill Joy was taken from a 2017 interview in WIRED Magazine (“Bill Joy Finds the Jesus Battery“). In the article, he expresses [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The New R&D?

“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” -Francois Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. When you hear “R&D” you probably think: “Research & Development,” the process by which businesses large and small develop new products and services. But according to Bill Taylor for the Harvard Business Review, the “new” R&D means “rip-off and duplicate.” Are [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Seeing Sparks

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs, Co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. Specialization is a common way in many fields for [...]

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Are You an IKEA Hacker?

We’re all familiar with the myriad of inexpensive home furnishing products IKEA has to offer. From tiny accessories to entire kitchens, the company provides a massive array of Swedish named products to fit almost every conceivable purpose. For some, though, IKEA’s products are building blocks for bigger ideas. In fact, there’s an entire community organized [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Inevitable

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” -W. Edwards Deming, American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. No industry is immune to technological and political forces. Though innovation is typically regarded as a boon, it inevitably comes with casualties. Obsolete roles may fall by the wayside while new positions become [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Tracking Disruption

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. Zillow CEO: Redfin ‘a threat to organized real estate’ (6 minute read) Why it matters: Know much about Redfin? [...]

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