When the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" was over, my wife turned to me and asked me what I thought. I told it was one of the best movies on business and leadership I had ever seen.
With demand from consumers for home loans on the rise, multiple sources report that lenders large and small are easing credit score requirements and lending guidelines.
The National Drought Mitigation Center shows most of my home state of California is in what they call an "exceptional drought." The other levels are, in descending order, extreme, moderate and abnormally dry.
The U.S. exports a staggering 140 billion dollars of agricultural crops every year. As can be expected the U.S. is the top exporting country for agricultural products (in monetary terms) in the world, but it might surprise you to learn who the number two nation is, the Netherlands.
When you hear "I'll try" you are listening to someone with a lack of intention.
A joint federal-state task force announced a sweep Wednesday to shut down foreclosure relief schemes that duped thousands of Southern California home owners who were already struggling to keep their homes.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
Star date: 55367 (I have no idea where they come up with that number), nearing the Galaxy LitigationRus, home to those much worse than the dreaded Romulans or the detestable Kardassians. This is the home of one of the most feared races in the Universe – the PlanNot-ians.
The signals I pick up on the economy continue to show a mixed bag. One week I think things are getting better; the next week I see signs of impending doom.
More home buyers are turning to social media and the Internet in the home-buying process than ever, according to a recent survey.
Leadership is the primary responsibility of those who own businesses. It starts by leading from the front, not hiding in an office where you cannot be seen or heard.
One of the most interesting behavioral concepts discovered is the winning edge. This principle states that small differences in key action areas can translate into enormous differences in results.
Now that I have your interest, I'll try to let you down gently.
Last week marked the end of the first half of the calendar year. It seems like January was just last week.
Starting or growing a family can be an exciting milestone in one's life. But as most experienced parents will tell you, your priorities are likely to change, and along with these changes come new expenses and responsibilities,
The Huffington Post recently issued an 'Infographic' entitled "13 Disturbing Facts About Employee Engagement."
The economy and job market are improving, inventory is rising, underwriting rules are relaxing, and interest rates on home loans remain low, yet a survey released recently found the share of first-time home buyer at its lowest point in nearly three decades.
Right after I joined the company, I realized the owner was strange.
Earlier this year I attended the 2014 Los Angeles Digital Government Summit in Los Angeles. The theme of the conference was "Future Skills" and much of the conference focused on the need to prepare the future technical workforce in government. That same concern is a big issue in the minds of private sector employers as well. In the keynote speech by
In the fall of 1987 I was called into my boss's office and terminated. The meeting was short and professional. The company no longer had need of my services.
Six federal agencies recently announced plans to loosen overly strict home lending rules so that more people can purchase a home, a move that should boost the Santa Clarita Valley and nation's still-recovering housing markets.
One of the most common issues in business today is how to improve top line revenue.
Quiz: If a company does what is detailed in the following quote, are its workers employees or independent contractors?
This is the time of year when many businesses are reviewing, refocusing and planning for the New Year.
A new era for real estate dawns on the Internet Thursday, Oct. 23, as registration begins for a unique top-level domain name: .Realtor.
I have a client that takes deep pride on its "company culture."
Learning to drive and buying a car can be an exciting time, especially for teenage drivers, and it's an important step toward adulthood. While it may offer a sense of freedom and pride, it can also provide valuable lessons in responsibility and financial planning. The following tips may help teens become financially prepared for their first car purchase.
Some years back, one of my clients shared with his fellow Strategic Advisory Board members that "In order to be successful, we all have to deal with four things: our people, our processes, effective execution and addressing the issues that growth brings."
The 30th annual Home & Business Expo opens this Friday on Town Center Drive outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel on Oct. 18.
Foreign buyers represent about 6.3 percent of home sales throughout the United States, yet interest from wealthy Chinese buyers has surged in the past year and is expected to intensify further.