I recently discussed my Cutting Corners blog post with Julie Schott in the Meridian, Idaho office of NexTitle http://www.nextitle.com. She added insight from the perspective of the title companies, namely, that in this sizzling market they are seeing deals fall through for two reasons:
Sizzling Real Estate Markets. I live in Boise, a city that is on a number of the “Best Places to (Live; do Business; Retire; etc.)” lists these days. I’m sure … Continue reading Cutting Corners in a Sizzling Market Gets Everyone in Hot Water
On May 2, 2018, I wrote For-Profit Companies Must Pay “Volunteers.” I wanted to help entrepreneurs understand that the people who provide something of value to their companies must be compensated for it.
David Williams is an attorney in the Salt Lake City office of Stoel, Rives, LLP. He is in their construction and design practice group. He wrote an article dated June … Continue reading Contracting in a Tight Labor Market
You may have heard a lot of noise leading up to the May 25, 2018 effective date of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.
I have had the privilege of participating in some inspiring collaborative efforts. From 1989 – 1996, I worked at Austin-based SEMATECH, a consortium of large semiconductor manufacturers (including arch-competitors such … Continue reading Collaborate to Build an Industry
In last week’s post, Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents, I wrote about the Fair Housing Act and how it poses risks to those who own or manage rental housing. Those risks include being charged with discrimination for treating persons with disabilities differently from other customers.
Do you own or manage rental housing? Are you a real estate agent who deals (at least in part) in residential properties? If so, the Fair Housing Act likely applies … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Trap for Real Estate Owners and Agents
The April 30, 2018 California Supreme Court case of Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court is sending shock waves across the USA. Although the holding only interpreted California law, some … Continue reading Is the “Gig Economy” Threatened by a CA Supreme Court Ruling?
Here’s a common scenario: A start-up software company is formed to solve a pressing problem. The founder (Susan) shares her vision with family and friends, and they get excited about … Continue reading For-Profit Companies Must Pay “Volunteers”
On December 5, 2017, I posted this article: Tone at the Top is Vital for Preventing Sexual Harassment! The article analyzed portions of a 2016 document by the Equal Employment … Continue reading Powerful Illustration of “Tone at the Top”
In the book Good to Great by Jim Collins, he spoke about the importance of aligning people with the mission of an organization. He used the illustration of the company … Continue reading Minimizing Legal Costs via Good Alignment