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Gesinnungsethik or Verantwortungsethik; Which are You?

Gesinnungsethik and Verantwortungsethik are household words in Germany and they relate to the moral tension between idealism and pragmatism. Gesinnungsethik refers to the “ethic of conviction” and Verantwortungsethik to the “ethic of responsibility”. Are we…

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Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part XV)

Hello, Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you! As always I want to express my sincere gratitude for you taking the time to…

Therewith to be content

“For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”* There you have it folks, the Secret of Happiness, all wrapped up…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part XIV)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time, could you please answer the following questions? Thank you so…

Can Empathy Be Dysfunctional?

Yes, empathy can be dysfunctional IF we do not fully understand the emotion AND if we do not distinguish between Emotional Empathy and Cognitive Empathy.…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part XIII)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time, could you please answer the following question? Thank you so…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part XII)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time, could you please answer the following question? Thank you so…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part XI)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time, could you please answer the following questions? Thank you so…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part X)

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. When you have some time, could you please answer the following questions? Thank you so…

Are You Your Friend’s Friend?

Quick! What is a friend? Can you define it? Or is it just something you feel? Is friendship something solid and permanent? Or does it…

Sensational Not Same As Significant

Dramatic events catch our attention but dramatic and important are not necessarily the same. The wise know that to do the most good possible, we…

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is our greatness, our potential, and the challenge that utilizing them entails. The powers (potential comes from the Latin “potential” or power…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part IX)

Hello Mr. Collier, How are things with you? When you get some time, I would love to have your answers on the below questions. Thank…

The Myth of Sanity

None of us are sane. Or at least, we are all a little insane. Sanity after all is not truly binary, black or white; sanity…

We are Co-creators of Our Reality

I was recently in South Africa and privileged to hear Zelda la Grange, Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant for 19 years, speak. In her book Good…

The Trap of False Certainty

Many fools are certain when the wise remain doubtful. We crave certainty in a world where much is both unknown and unknowable and we refuse…

A Big Mistake of New Leaders

A Big Mistake of New Leaders: Showing Insecurity by Attempting to Borrow Credibility by Criticizing or Distancing themselves from Organization It’s a fact of life that most folks get promoted…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part VIII)

Do you have any interests in businesses outside of real estate? If so, what are they? You don’t have to disclose names. I am more…

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Perfectly Okay

Absentminded i.e. quite capable of driving to the grocery store and coming home empty handed Spent a fair portion of each day lost in own…

Mentor’s Reply to Young Entrepreneur’s Questions (Part VII)

I thank you so much for you taking the time to answer these questions. Would you mind breaking down mezzanine debt? Mezzanine debt is just…

The Obstacle is the Path

“The Obstacle is the Path” is a Zen saying with multiple meanings. Its most obvious lesson is that in overcoming life’s challenges we grow (no…

Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau

“Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau” is a Welsh Proverb that translates as “Starting the work is two thirds of it.” There is great truth in this statement…

A Chairman’s Notes to his Regional Community Managers

To my Regional Community Managers, A Leader’s Task: Motivate Others to WANT to do what Needs to be Done; Okay but HOW? 1. You owe it to your…

Real Estate Investment Q & A

Hello Mr. Collier, I hope all is well with you. Would you mind answering the below questions and sharing your perspectives? Thank you so much!…

Beware the Narrative Fallacy

The “narrative fallacy” is our human tendency to weave facts into a story line, a narrative, that explains the world to us, that helps make sense of…

CapEx: Yea or Nay?

I lead a small organization of just under 500 Team Members. Creativity, Engagement, and Empowerment are all characteristics we wish to encourage; delegating responsibility and…