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Hijacked by life

We fill our days with our plans and activities. We follow our disciplined schedule. We anticipate needs. We embark upon our day as if our assumptions were correct, because if we didn’t, then we wouldn’t do anything at all.

September 19, 2014

Equinox Centerís formula for success: Research, collaborate, repeat

Five years ago, a new and unique nonprofit was born with an ambitious mission of fostering a healthy environment and a strong economy for the San Diego region.

September 18, 2014

The spread of Rocky Mountain jihad

Something's fouling Colorado's crisp air — and I'm not talking about the pot smoke.

September 17, 2014

Are you a social sales pacesetter? Or are you losing business to one?

Here are a few questions to get your social sales juices flowing:

September 17, 2014

Artificial ignorance: The TV is programming us

Spoiler Alert: I am not making any of this up.

September 17, 2014

Top two changing runoff votes, not just primaries

When California voters adopted the “top two” primary election system four years ago via Proposition 14, they meant to make state politics more moderate, to ease some of the sharp divides between Republicans and Democrats that led to legislative and budgetary gridlock.

September 17, 2014

With this ring: New phone calls up frustration

My first portable phone was a pair of tin cans and some string. At the time, our regular land line was a multiparty affair uniting at least nine other families, though my memory suggests that system accommodated 20 homes.

September 16, 2014

Ukraine, Russia and Putin -- an alternative view

Imagine if China persuaded Canada to form an economic and military pact with Mexico and moved troops along our borders and built a new naval base in Cuba? How would we react?

September 16, 2014

Apple product launch shows bravado, beauty

Apple’s announcements last week showed the strength of the company’s product design capabilities. No company can match its skills in industrial design, engineering and the integration of beautiful software and hardware. But Apple is also skilled in its ability to exaggerate. Without taking away from its accomplishments, Apple takes credit without embarrassment for features it hasn’t originated.

September 15, 2014

The seven summits to climb when developing condos in San Diego

I have 35 new rental projects in my downtown San Diego database. In addition, I also have a small list of projects that are supposed to be condominiums, but there does not seem to be any dirt being moved for those projects.

September 15, 2014
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