Managing Oneself

Writes Peter Drucker in this seminal Harvard Business Review article from 1999… “History’s great achievers– a Napoleon, a da Vinci, a Mozart– have always managed themselves. That, in large measure, is what makes them great achievers. But, they are the rare exceptions, so unusual both in their talents and their accomplishments as to be considered…

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Why Are We Not Seeing More 'Granny Flats'?

When Seattle lifted a cap to allow backyard cottages in all single-family neighborhoods, a gloomy image emerged among worrywarts: A rush of cottages tarnishing quiet neighborhoods with noise, privacy and parking woes. Two years later, the city pronounced that the ordinance has had a positive effect on Seattle’s housing stock. The city released a report…

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Dealing with Credit Card Debt

The number of seniors facing credit card debt has been growing. The average credit-card debt for consumers over 65 more than doubled from 1992 to 2004, to $4,907. Credit card debt can be especially problematic for seniors, who typically have a fixed income. If you or someone you love is having trouble making credit card…

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