BB 1971, Clint Eastwood was a famous movie actor, just a few years removed from playing a supporting role on the television series "Rawhide."
Not surprisingly, home and condominium resale prices throughout the Santa Clarita Valley during June soared to the highest levels since 2008, while limited inventory, rising prices and higher interest rates yielded a decline in sales of single-family homes.
There is always plenty to be concerned about - high costs going higher; unexpected moves by the competition; uncertainty in the world that could inadvertently impact your business and your life.
Americans across the nation remember friends and family members who have served and sacrificed for their country and honor those who have given their lives in the defense of freedom and the principles we hold dear in this country.
Keeping up with changing technology, doing more with less, and not compromising quality can present daunting challenges for today's organizations.
Theodore Levitt, a professor at Harvard Business School, suggested that, "Differentiation is one of the most important strategic and tactical activities in which companies must constantly engage."
Owners selling their home through a short sale would be wise to obtain a letter from their lender that clearly endorses the transaction.
Over the last few years, I have heard from three different clients receiving cease and desist letters for content on their website.
Every year in Major League Baseball a highly touted player enters the game as a rookie and initially, blows everyone away with his strong performance.
I once had a drawing that depicted a few individuals with quizzical looks on their faces and a tag line that read "I appreciate the problem but, unfortunately, I do not have a solution".
It is never an unproductive use of time to stop and gain perspective to measure progress made towards goals that have been set.
Sales of existing homes and condominiums in the Santa Clarita Valley increased during May even as a severely limited inventory contributed to a 17 percent rise in resale prices.
Last week I covered the Business Charter, which includes the organizations' vision statement. This single sentence is a tool helping individuals at all levels in an organization to become engaged.
I was struck by the lead-in to an article in the Wall Street Journal:
One of the most important things a leader can provide the organization they lead is tools.
Being a trusted advisor is a place of honor. When you reach a certain stage in life, you are compensated not for what you do but for what you know.
With student loan debt nationwide at an estimated $1.2 trillion, homeownership for many recent and past graduates is a distant dream.
Throughout the years at the Advisory Board meetings I facilitate, I've heard a fair amount of laughter and grumbling from the business people who participate.
Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).
The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.
Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.
I've always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the winners.
Not yet using LinkedIn to help you find qualified professionals? You should be.
When we moved into our home, a row of six tall and bushy pine trees provided ample shade and privacy for our back yard.