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  • All Hail Hipsters

      I’m a risk-taker. Fashion forward. Ahead of the times. For example, I wore oversized glasses in middle school, way before all the hipsters started doing it in Brooklyn. Sure, fellow classmates were probably making fun of me behind my back, but no matter—I was cool and I knew it. Now every hipster worth his organic salt is copying 12-year-old me. I also rocked skinny jeans before skinny jeans...
  • Housing Inspections: The Brilliance of a No-Surprises Strategy

    I once had a boss who told me it was my job to make sure he was never surprised. I thought that was odd, but over time I realized it was brilliant… because nobody likes a bad surprise. When it comes to student housing inspections, it’s likely that nothing would surprise your team. But your inspection team is probably not your major concern. It’s your student residents—and their parents— that...
  • Are you ready for the Facebook Graph Search?

    The team at Facebook has finally thrown down the gauntlet and is poised to show the world that it can hold its own against search engine giant, Google. Early in January, Facebook announced its new social search engine, called “Graph Search”. Facebook plans to change the way we search by using the personal data of you, your friends, and the 1 billion other users of the social media giant. It works...
  • Darwin Didn’t Do His Homework

    Sometimes I wonder just how much mankind has actually evolved.  Take men, for example. Thirty-thousand years ago, Neanderthal dudes were beating large pieces of meat against cave walls, grunting commands to their lady friends and sharpening tools against their thick skulls. I don’t know if you’ve looked around lately, but today’s male species isn’t doing much better. Last week I saw a guy trying...

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