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From Novice to Expert: The Dreyfus Model was first published in 1980 and forms the foundation of learning theory today but you’ve never heard of it. You can apply this to develop expert awareness in any subject area.
Be careful about who you follow. Slick, self-proclaimed gurus with all the right answers should show a level of awareness that the rest of us don’t have. This awareness should be evident in their interactions with others, especially their customers. Checking out the Better Business Bureau about certain speakers and you might find a different story.
The biggest technology story of 2021 will be digital avatars. Projecting a brand’s digital avatars into various real world backdrops through Augmented Reality, or having it interact with fans over text message, TikToks, or other virtual realms will come to be seen as commonplace this year.
Get out ahead of this trend. There are several companies out there who will digitize your image and give you a platform for deployment. If you’re a realtor, virtual showings are a thing of the past. Host your own showing with your digital avatar. It can be used for Airbnb’s, real estate closings, any guided demonstration of software, too.
Ever wondered why some people perform differently in a given situation even though they may have similar background, IQ, education and opportunity? The answer is timeframe. Each of us produces optimal work within a certain timeframe without the need or desire to have oversight or management. For example, a receptionist might be perfectly suited to being managed on a daily-to-weekly basis whereas a Vice President will only need similar oversight every quarter. Knowing and applying this to your business will unravel all of the personnel mysteries you’ve ever had. You can learn more here.
IPOs raised $67.3 billion raised in the 4th quarter, or about six times the total for the first three months of the year. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly half of all fundraising in the IPO market was for SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Company), and the total raised through SPACs this year is almost six times as much as the vehicles raised in 2019, the previous record-setting year. SPACs are here to stay and you need to understand them.
On average, 2020 IPOs have risen roughly 48% from their original prices.
It’s astounding to me how many Real Estate Investors don’t build their businesses around the 1031 Exchange. While it has grown a big trickier to get them done, the additional hoops are worth deferring capital gains indefinitely. There is rampant speculation that a Biden Administration wants to eliminate 1031 as a financial tool for REIs, so using it while you can is a good idea.
In a nutshell, the tax code lets you take the gains you have from one real estate deal and use them to acquire another piece of real property without paying capital gains taxes on the money. Like all things tax-related, the devil is in the details and you can get seriously burned if you do it wrong. You need a professional, often called an Intermediary, to make it all work out right. Learn about 1031s here, and judge for yourself if it makes sense for your business.
There is roughly $140b of Bitcoin that isn’t accessible to its owners. The Bitcoin industry association wants to change that, but doing so will just bring more supply into the market and hurt pricing. It’s a delicate dilemma.
The cardinal rule of networking is to build a network before you need one.
VC funding last year shattered records with a new high of $130B invested, driven by a record 318 $100 million mega-rounds.
Indeed.com has a recruiting division which is a Done-For-You recruiting service done on a successful placement fee of 10% of first year salary.