Archive - November 2011

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The technological evolution of multifamily: Are you in it or overdoing it?
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A tale of two birthdays.
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No more excuses: how to choose wisely.

The technological evolution of multifamily: Are you in it or overdoing it?

“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller Our payroll person often tells the story about how, back in the day, she used to enter employees’ time in the computer system using punch cards. 30 years later that story, of course, is hilarious. Punch cards? Oh wow. Now? Properties enter their information into our intranet portal. Much fancier, less holes. Despite 30 years of progress there’s one thing that hasn’t changed. Filling out a time sheet. For you to get paid, you have to tell your employer how many hours you’ve worked. Technology isn’t reinventing the time sheet, it’s just making it easier. Our payroll lady appreciates it but at the end[…]

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A tale of two birthdays.

Today is my wife’s birthday. It’s almost anticlimactic considering she’s been telling me all about it for weeks. She wasn’t nagging on about it because she thought I’d forget but because to her it’s like Christmas morning. For those that read this blog, I’m pretty sure you can deduce that I don’t get excited about my own birthday. It’s another day and another year older. Would seem funny that I’d be married to someone who thinks just the opposite. There’s a reason she does and that is what I wanted to share with all of you. My wife’s attitude about her birthday is the right one. Years ago she used to volunteer at a summer camp for kids with cancer.[…]

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No more excuses: how to choose wisely.

The words can’t and no rarely come out of my mouth. That’s my choice. I can’t help it. I’m a doer, a linchpin, a change agent. Are you like that? Are you the first person to raise your hand when volunteers are needed? Do you pass idle time by trying to find ways to self improve or do you twiddle your thumbs and waste time on Facebook? What do you choose? Choices. We’re forced to make them countless times every day. Lots are minor ones that your brain hardly pays attention to. Some have more meaning. For instance, I chose to take a little time off from blogging. I’d rather post nothing than half thought out trash. That was my[…]

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