Contributed Blogs

Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.

Who said we should sell in May?

BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”

Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.

Attack of the Robin Sages

070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.

The role of higher education as K-12 underperforms

ThumbChalkboardBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Since 1970 the performance of our public education system has steadily deteriorated.

How communication styles can sabotage your work

052314 thumb commsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

There are very different learning and communication styles. We all need to take charge of helping our bosses and peers get along with us better, and a first step is in knowing your own work style along these seven dimensions.

Building a better customer experience

BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

050914 thumb coxTo give customers better experiences, business owners need to understand the stories customers tell themselves about interacting with a given company.

Don't reorganize. Fix the fundamentals instead

.04.25.14 thumb fundamentalsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Too many of us in business choose to reorganize rather than fix underlying issues.

Car ignition recalls and lean product design

04.11.14 thumb gm-gettyTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.