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50% Americans single..from 22% in 1950

Changing demographics are the most important consideration in residential housing. The fastest growing sector are 18-34 year olds, 5 million of who live alone.  31 million people live alone, mostly clustered in metropolitan areas.  In Manhatten 1/2 of all residences … Continue reading

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“There’s no intention to waste money.Sometimes it just happens.”

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY has experienced interesting interpretations/actions of Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Care from the board. One member of the hospital’s board obtained for the pharmacy that he owned the exclusive right to market prescription … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from 1000 Women Entrepreneurs

What AngelPad founder, Korte learned from women to share with men:  Collaborate, People in the room have as much to offer as speakers, manners matter, know what you’re “asking for”, it’s not ALWAYS business.  From Forbes guest blogger, Thomas Korte. … Continue reading

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Term Limits or Age Limits in “Refreshing the board”???

NYSE Euronext Scott Cutler and Corporate Board Member TK Kerstetter discuss term limits, age limits, refreshing the board, creating turnover, and board evaluations.  Excellent insights.  As corporate board members we all need to remember that we need to always put … Continue reading

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Damage control ALERT for TicketNetwork!!!

“TicketNetwork CEO Don Vaccaro’s Monday morning arrest has cost the company as much as $8 million, as the South Windsor ticket re-sale firm announced Wednesday that is withdrawing from the state’s “First Five,” program. In a statement the company said “Due … Continue reading

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Biking as a leadership model!!

Riding a bicycle is more relevant to better leadership models through a “sense and respond” focus, rather than “predict and control” from a Financial Services Roundtable article and a WSJ article focuses on changing the way restaurants serve customers.  Both … Continue reading

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To regulate or not to regulate???

Shouldn’t we, as business people, be applying sound business ethics to the way we do business and steering clear of the gray areas?  Shouldn’t we have a bar that’s higher than the minimum required of us legally?  As a small … Continue reading

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