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How many LinkedIn groups do you get invited to join? I bet it’s a lot. And I bet that you think it’s a waste of time to join. I’m here to tell you that it’s not. You should join. There are a lot of benefits...

Let’s face it, the boom days are over, at least for now. You have to get creative. If you’re a vendor you’re fighting to keep existing business and attract new clients from a much smaller pool of potential clients. If you’re a lender you’re doing...

Do you have a great idea? Do you envision a new product or a product enhancement that will take your technology to the next level? And if you’re a lender, maybe you have this great idea on how to improve your process to remain competitive....

What I’m seeing is that companies are struggling with balancing new programs and ideas. In the end, you have to prioritize. These companies don’t have a good enough pulse on the time it takes to complete a given task. The energy and time involved to...

Is there tension in your office? Did you just roll out a new release or a new product that isn’t selling? Do you wonder why? In some technology companies today there exists a disconnect between the programmers and the sales staff. That disconnect both makes...

Are you upbeat? Most people that I encounter are. There seems to be a renewed sense of optimism this time of the year especially. Why is this the case? People are thinking about what they’re going to do in order to grow in 2011. As...

It’s the season for predictions. Everyone is looking to 2011. And let’s face it, there’s not far to look, it’s right around the corner. We’re almost there. In this spirit I would be remiss if I didn’t add my two cents. I’m not Nostradamus, but I’ve...

Let’s face it, market conditions are challenging. We know originations are projected to be down by 40% next year. Nonetheless, everyone is trying to get a leg up, of course. Now is the season to plan for 2011, and companies are hard at work doing...

Over the past week or two we have heard a lot about taxes and the debate as to what is the best way forward. Sometimes I think we get so bogged down that we don’t see the whole picture. How does this relate to the...

It’s nice to talk on the phone and exchange e-mail, but there’s something to be said for meeting in person. I’m not sure technology will ever replace that need, in fact. But it’s not often in this busy world that we get a chance to...