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Part 1: Immigration Policies in the US: Good or Bad for Business?

Making Sense of the Donald Trump Rhetoric “Illegal immigrants are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants.” – Donald Trump A lot has been written and discussed recently about illegal immigration into the United States. This is not a new issue, and our border with Mexico has been a passage for illegal immigration …

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Do We Really Need Diversity in the Workplace?

This article originally appeared in The Consulting Masters. “Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” – Aristophanes A lot has been written about diversity lately: diversity in the workforce; diversity on management teams; diversity on boards of directors. Merriam-Webster defines diversity, as applied in this case, as the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different …

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5 Key Things To Do Immediately After a Tom Ferry Event

“Your ultimate success is within reach!  Spend four days with me and learn how to achieve your goals faster and easier than you ever thought possible.” – Tom Ferry It’s been a week since I completed the Tom Ferry Success Summit on August 10-13, 2015 in San Diego. Tom Ferry is a top real estate coach and speaker, a New York Times best-selling author, and named by the …

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EvoNexus: A Novel Startup Incubator Doing Great Things in San Diego and Greater Southern California

This article originally appeared in The Consulting Masters. “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” – Cesar Chavez I sat down with Rory Moore, the CEO of EvoNexus, at his office in University Town Center last …

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San Diego Startup Week is Coming to Town

    This article first appeared in The Consulting Masters. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford San Diego Startup Week will be in town next week, June 14-20.  San Diego’s startup scene has two main pillars, it’s bio/life sciences and it’s general technology scenes. The tech side has grown up recently, and now puts on …

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Myths and Realities about Raising Venture Capital

This article originally appeared as a five part series in The Consulting Masters. “The biggest startup successes, from Henry Ford to Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, were pioneered by people from solidly middle-class backgrounds.  These founders were not wealthy when they began.  They were hungry for success, but knew they had a solid support system to fall back on if they failed.” Eric Ries, author …

My First 120 Days as a Realtor in California

“Real estate sales was perfect training for the experience to go into public life because you learn to accept rejection, to meet new people, learn to work with people and find common ground.  That’s the way you sell houses…that’s also the way you win over constituency.” – Johnny Isakson When I planned to move to San Diego in August of 2014 to be closer to …

Running a Business in San Diego: A Great Place to Work and Live

This article first appeared in The Consulting Masters. “You’ve come a long way baby!”  1968 Virginia Slims promotional campaign. In 2003, I was recruited by Entropic Communications, at the time a small San Diego start-up company, to become its new CEO.  After accepting the position, but before I moved to San Diego, I was invited by the founding CEO of Entropic, Itzhak Gurantz, and another …