Back in the late 60’s, when I was a student at Wilson High in the West End of Tacoma, my insecure freshman hometown was constantly being given a swirly by the cool “collar turned up” senior men and women up in Seattle. Oh, you’re from the armpit of the state? So how does the City… Read more

So I’m sitting in Starbucks, sipping a cup of Pike Roast, wondering what ONE BUSINESS PRINCIPLE is so important that 1) I should write about it, and 2) you should take your time to read it… and here’s what I have for you. Seek relationship, not profit As far as a business concept goes it’s… Read more


They are a 50-something couple… him a retired Army Captain, her an account executive at Merrill – Lynch… no kids at home, 790 credit score, lots of income … “GOLD PLATED PEOPLE” that have applied to rent your home. No problem, right? Oh, I almost forgot … they have 2 dogs, a Corgi and a… Read more