Thursday, November 6, 2014
I got out of a real jam last month.
After five years in the same apartment, my roommate and I were moving out. She was recently engaged and moving in with her fiancé. I was 90 percent happy for her, 10 percent being all, ‘WHAT IS HAPPENING?!’ Fine, 80/20.
Point is, I was more happy for her than I wasn’t. But her exciting news meant not only looking for a new apartment of my own, but reconciling...
Friday, October 3, 2014
I was asked the question recently, “Mike, based on your 40+ years of experience in technologies, as a business manager, what are the common technology security issues that I should be concerned about?”
Well, I am not going to dive into the architecture of data centers, computing platform data leakage, and perimeter defense strategies, but as a business manager I suggested the following security...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
By day, I write about ancillary revenue opportunities. By night, I ask for cheaper rent. It’s all a bit confusing.
But so, too, is the concept of resident friendly ancillary revenue. And according to Steve Lefkovits, Joshua Tree Conference Group Principal, learning to leverage ancillary revenue without incurring resident ire is key to any successful revenue management program.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I’m gonna be honest—I’m not a big fan of FaceTime. The thing is, I don’t really want people seeing my face when I’m speaking to them on the phone.
Look, it’s not like I’m making horrible, rude or disinterested faces as the person on the other end of the phone speaks. Rather, it’s that I may not be aware that I’m making horrible, rude or disinterested faces.
You get the difference.