At times it feels like the future has arrived in the palm of our hands. Other times, it seems like we are captives of our devices. The iPhone is now 10 years old. Like a Star Trek Tricorder/Communicator, it puts the world’s people, data and information at our fingertips. But, it can also be triggering an addictive response in our brains. Some studies provide both insights and caution.
Managers have this bad habit of looking for a silver bullet. That magical holy grail that will make all of their problems go away quickly, and preferably painlessly. Those expensive consultants. That fancy new CRM system. This flashy acquisition. That confusing and demoralizing internal reorganization. Not the last one, this one.
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When talking to coworkers, I was noticing that every person I talked with said they were busy. People were busy on projects, busy on phone calls, busy answering email and busy in meetings. I gave this advice...
Total mortgage originations, including purchasing and refinancing applications, declined by 16% in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 470,000 from 561,000 in the third quarter of 2016, according to Brian Turner, president and chief economist of Meridian Economics in Plano, Texas.