success

The Dreamer’s Path

In deciding how big to swing at one’s dream opportunities, there are plenty of what you can call obstacles that will pull one from the course they are on. Some of these are worth pausing for and some just need a but more fact-finding to continue on one’s journey. Continue reading

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Always a Demand for Great Assets

I was reading the Wall Street Journal this morning and there was a piece about the Miami condo boom. The first paragraph described a deal done back in 2006 where a developer bought a stake in an empty plot of land along the Miami River, facing Biscayne Bay. The deal valued the site at roughly $25 million. Fast forward to today, and the developer and his partners sold the same piece of land, now one of the last undeveloped waterfront parcels in downtown Miami, to an Argentine grocery-store magnate for $125 million. Continue reading

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Sold to You

Josh Brown (aka “Reformed Broker”) posted an interesting note yesterday describing the recent money flows occurring in the markets. From the looks of it, institutional money is apparently cashing out its chips in the markets, as retail investors significantly raise their exposure. Continue reading

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Outlasting Everyone Else

In a fast-paced world of seeking rewards rather quickly, the best performers tend to be around for much longer than their competition. Having the patience to see the initial vision take hold, albeit a business endeavor or investment opportunities, is the key to outperformance. Continue reading

Disruption

The Disruptor or the Disruptee

Plenty of industries are being demolished these days. Silicon Valley is taking aim at more and more industries and the outcome shift is about to become seismic. I just came across this piece that could spell the ultimate end of realtors – http://fortune.com/2014/07/08/opendoor-will-help-sell-your-house-or-buy-it-from-you/. It won’t happen overnight, but if you ignore these anecdotes and make a living in real estate, the result could be disastrous. Continue reading