Learning from Reston’s 50 years of “Work, Play, Live”

  Reston in 1969   When a radical plan to create a city “in the sticks” outside Washington DC emerged in the early 1960s, it was hailed both as innovative and insane.   Robert Edward Simon Jr.  (his initials R. E. S. being the beginning of the city name “Reston”) a Read More

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Square Peg, Budget Hole

Square Peg, Budget Hole   A lot of businesses operate using “rules of thumb”, professional practices that prove true over and over.  Eventually we learn “that’s how it’s done”.  For example, when you are looking for office space, your advisor knows that the price is based on the size of Read More

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Money Missing from Your Budget

Money Missing from Your Budget Have you ever had the feeling that there are a few dollars missing from your personal budget? You know, when you’re sure you put the right amounts in there, but at the end of the month there is clearly a miss between expectations and actual Read More

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High Seas Investment Lessons come to Dry Land.

High Seas Investment Lessons come to Dry Land. For Europeans in the 1500s the spice trade routes were fantastically profitable, but also hazardous in the extreme, and not just from the arduous journey in wooden ships on storm thrashed seas. With armed merchant ships from the Netherlands, England, Spain and Read More

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Tech Details Ensure a Great Move Result

  Imagine it’s the first day in your new corporate office. It’s a clear, crisp Monday morning. All the staff has desks and offices assigned, everyone’s desk contents are ready to be put into the new furniture, and the place looks like it could be the stage for a television Read More

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