“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey   At a certain point, when one has everything they could ever ask for – a life of luxury, exorbitant riches, real estate, and professional […]

As a cyclical business, the construction industry offers periods of strong growth followed by slow movement or none at all. The current economic cycle shows that construction is beginning to expand again with more commercial and residential projects slated for the near future. New Construction Trends for New Opportunities This positive outlook in the construction […]

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” – Virginia Woolf   When Virginia Woolf wrote these words in 1929, she could have very well been describing the life of a modern freelancer (often advised: freelancers should have a financial cushion and a dedicated workplace), but […]

If you’re looking to discover the latest industry trends or rub elbows with the leading thought leaders in your industry, there’s no better option than attending a conference. The problem with attending a conference as a business owner is that they don’t always benefit your bottom line. And, that can be an issue when you […]

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde   Put in less eloquent words, YOLO. While it’s certainly a good idea to be responsible with money, accrue as little debt as possible and pay it off as soon as you can, and add to your 401(k) frequently to […]

We are working in the Age of Unicorns where startups are aiming for those billion dollar valuations. It’s currently the (paper) sign of success in today’s business environment and the magic number that tops of the list of criteria among those where I live in Silicon Valley. While the list is growing, it’s still a relatively exclusive club for […]

“Seven deadly sins Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Science without humanity, Knowledge without character, Politics without principle, Commerce without morality, Worship without sacrifice.” – Mahatma Gandhi   All of these wildly abstract concepts, like wealth, pleasure, science, knowledge and worship, don’t inherently come with rules, only a warning not to abuse them. Some, like […]

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