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The Best Recession  Depression Chat Ever

The Best Recession <> Depression Chat Ever

What follows are notes prepared and shared by my friend John Diack on a recent web-conference. You are invited to view the full discussion and access source documents: Recession or Depression: Why What Happens NEXT Matters. Goals for this chat: prepare to be our very...

Safe Viewing Instructions

Safe Viewing Instructions

  This is a sample of how I have addressed Safe Viewing during COVID-19:   SPECIAL VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS This home has been sanitized and prepared for viewing with your safety in mind Please respect the instructions below in order to reduce risk to yourself...

What Happens If I Die?

What Happens If I Die?

If you manage assets for partners, they likely know you add significant value to their investment. It's reasonable for them to wonder what would happen if you were no longer around. Not long ago I actually sent this message to my partners... Subject: What Happens If I...

Caring for People in Crisis

Caring for People in Crisis

COVID-19 has introduced significant uncertainty to our lives. A few days ago I delivered this message to all townhome tenants by email: Subject: Caring for People in Crisis Greetings! A worldwide pandemic changes everything! I love you and will do everything within my...

Differentiate or Die!

Differentiate or Die!

One of my favourite strategists, Jack Trout, wrote a book called Differentiate or Die. We live in a niche world. Whatever it is that you do, you must find a way to stand out. For example, many people would love to be real estate investors. Whether the intent is to buy...

Why Do Entrepreneurs Frame Their First Dollar?

Why Do Entrepreneurs Frame Their First Dollar?

Immediately out of high school, I moved to the Rocky Mountains to work in the resort industry – Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise. At first, I lived in staff accommodation. It was like all the fun of university dorm life – except without the classes! It didn’t take me long...