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Success Comes from Adversity

Very few people would be thrilled to discover that the building in which they had done years of scientific research had burned to the ground, reducing thousands of hours of work to a pile of ashes. When this very thing...
October 14, 2015

Telling Your Business Story

I read a lot of press releases. Whether it’s from a brokerage boasting about a great second quarter, a tech company angling to get their new doodad into our Cool Tools section, or an author pitching their latest book,...
July 9, 2013

Make a ‘Switch’ for the Better

Change is difficult. It doesn’t matter whether it involves rolling out a new corporate initiative in a large company or trying to eat healthier for a New Year’s resolution. It’s not that the change itself is complicated. Oftentimes, it’s...
July 18, 2012

Predicting the Future of Real Estate

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine A few months ago, Dan Burrus was sitting in a café in Istanbul making a call to his wife in Barcelona using Apple’s iPhone-to-iPhone FaceTime video chat. He was able to...
March 7, 2012

What’s Your Favorite Real Estate Book?

Tell us your favorite real estate book of all-time. Send an e-mail to Erica Christoffer, echristoffer@realtors.org, that includes the following: Title of the real estate book Author’s name Your name Your contact information Why it’s your favorite book Send...
November 28, 2011

Actor, Author Wayne Rogers Says, ‘Do Your Homework!’

By Meg White, REALTOR® Magazine It’s hard to imagine someone with business interests ranging from Hollywood to wine-making to wedding dress sales being worried about becoming the proverbial cog in the machine, but Wayne Rogers avoids this fate at...
October 5, 2011

Honest Business = Successful Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine “Honesty is the best policy.” — An old saying that rings truer today in real estate than ever before. REALTOR® and author Mario Jannatpour, a sales associate with RE/MAX Alliance in...
August 11, 2011

Get More When You ‘Look At More’

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Do you want to shake things up, build a powerful brand, and attract more clients? Drop the “business-as-usual” mentality and find inspiration in Andy Stefanovich. Let’s face it, with a title...

Top 5 Bestsellers in Business & Investing

The most popular books this week in Business & Investing from Amazon.com. 1. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz and Joanne Gordon “Schultz’s first book, Pour Your Heart into It (Hyperion;...
April 6, 2011

Break Out of the System with ‘Poke the Box’

You’ve heard the expression “think outside the box.” But what about “poke the box?” “People believe they have to wait to be chosen to do something” says Seth Godin, a marketing and business writer, author, entrepreneur and blogger. “Authors...
March 16, 2011

‘Survive Your Serengeti’ Author Reveals How to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Power

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Chances are good in today’s economic environment that you’re working harder for less. Companies have cut back on jobs and unemployment remains high. According to author and Africa-native Stefan Swanepoel, surviving...
February 22, 2011

Top 10 Books on Business Leadership

Here are the current best-selling management and leadership books from Amazon.com: 1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink 2. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim...
December 8, 2010

Top 10 Books on Management & Leadership

Here are the current best-selling management and leadership books from Amazon.com: 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath 2. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton 3. Good to Great:...
September 10, 2010

The Risk Takers: Beating the Odds and Succeeding

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine How did the founders of Curves, Spanx, Geek Squad and Kinko’s turn a small dream into big success? With a little ingenuity and a big leap of faith. Authors, and husband...
August 4, 2010

Top 10 Business & Investing Books (3/22/10)

Here are the best selling business and investing books from Amazon.com: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by...
March 22, 2010