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When will the Recession Hit?

There’s been a lot of interest (and plenty of concern) lately about when the next major recession will hit the U.S. economy. I’m interested, too. After all, you can’t be financially successful in this country without giving some thought to where the markets might be headed in the future and using some educated guesses to […]

7 Hacks Leaders Use to Build Trust in Domestically-Disbursed Virtual Teams

The #1 cause of failure in all teams is a lack of trust.  Employee satisfaction and performance are directly correlated to organizational trust.  Increasingly, U.S. organizations are taking advantage of the many benefits of placing employees in virtual teams.  The benefits of remote workers include a reduction in travel and real estate costs, an increase […]

Steven Kaufman: Midlife Male

What a great conversation this was about business, people, and life. Check out my interview on this podcast for Midlife Male by Greg Scheinman. Find out my theory about the 4 F’s. What do you think about Purpose, Passion, and Work/Life Blend?

What Does It Mean To Be The Modern Day Man?

28 men from different backgrounds, doing amazing things in Houston, TX were all asked the same question… I love these kinds of questions. They give you pause and give you the opportunity to really reflect. Ultimately, for me it’s about affecting the people around me for the better. It’s about the people around me being better […]

You Should Really Move Your IRA into Real Estate

If you know me, you know that I’m an evangelist for real estate investment. I think it’s the best, most stable class of investment available to investors large and small, and I’m constantly urging everyone I know to add smart real estate purchases to their portfolios. Usually, people agree with me, but some aren’t sure […]

Zeus CrowdFunding Thrives While RealtyShares Dives

Why RealtyShares Is Closing Its Doors RealtyShares, one of the oldest and largest real estate crowdfunding companies, is closing its doors to new business and laying off most of its people.  Why? No one outside of RealtyShares can know for sure. But it looks like their business model simply didn’t work in the long run. […]

What’s Up with Millennials and Home Ownership?

Why do Millennials wait so much longer to purchase homes? What are their biggest concerns? What do they need to know? How can we help this generation appreciate the value of home ownership? I’ve certainly observed the trends and as a result, I’ve come up with some why’s and how’s. Check out my new article […]

“Social Credit Score”…What?!

Is your behavior naughty or nice? It could mean the difference on whether you succeed or not in the not too distant future. Technology already exists for governments and corporations to keep track.  Sounds like something right out of science fiction, I know.  But I think it’s just a matter of time.  The question is, […]

“MOST ADMIRED CEO” AWARDS

The Houston Business Journal just held their event where they named the first honorees for the “Most Admired CEO” award. The team was enthusiastic and proud. Friends and acquaintances were congratulatory. In truth, it was both an exciting and humbling experience.  It’s the kind of thing that causes you to become a little introspective. As […]

How Far Will You Go To Make A Difference?

To Guatemala – to Volunteer in the Volcano Relief Effort. What an experience! Guatemala is an incredible and beautiful place. I’m so grateful for the time we had to help with this great cause. First we helped out with orphans at Casa Jackson Hospital.  Then we made our way to San Juan Alotenango.  We manually […]