economy Archive

The Power of Beer and Cheap Houses

In the dark days that lead up to a presidential election—wherein candidates inevitably benefit from pointing out all the ways in which our country is failing—it can be tough to see the path to better times. That’s not the...
February 25, 2016

Shifting Toward Commercial Success with Buddy Norman

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine The Weekly Book Scan sat down with Keller Williams Commercial President Buddy Norman to learn about his new book Shift Commercial: How Top Commercial Brokers Tackle Tough Times during the 2011...
November 21, 2011

A Conversation with Harvey Mackay

From bouncing back from rejection to finding inspiration, Harvey Mackay, author of The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World, talks about becoming the best salesperson you can be. Learn how to hone your strengths and amp up...
November 1, 2011

Stealing Away to ‘Griftopia’

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Of all the books I’ve read that attempt to get at the central causes of the economic downturn, Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia (Spiegel & Grau, 2010) is the definitely the most vitriolic. It’s...
May 20, 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

The Big Short: Wall Street’s Role in the Housing Boom and Bust

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QUICK SKIM Following the subprime mortgage meltdown in 2007 and subsequent housing crisis, the line from most commentators was that no one saw it coming. The near-collapse of finance and credit in...
August 10, 2010

Bailout Nation: The Dynamics of the Downturn

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QUICK SKIM As Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” In his book Bailout Nation, author Barry Ritholtz lays out the...
October 7, 2009