Conquering the Impossible: Muhammad Ali & LeBron James

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. […]

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepair—much the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed.  The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 […]

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people, […]

Learn How to Set & Achieve Goals with Mind Mapping!

{3:45 minutes to read} After having completed some great assignments this past year, I’ve been thinking it may be time to once again reinvent myself. I’ve become more of a general strategic consultant for a number of different businesses, including smaller tech companies, craft brewery start-ups, as well as for complex projects such as Grand […]

Who Will Be the Hero That Saves the SS United States?

{4:45 minutes to read} The SS United States, a majestic and historic vessel, carried presidents and heads of state during her active duty. At over 1,000 feet long, she is longer than the Intrepid aircraft carrier and set the speed record, called the Blue Riband, between the United States and Europe in 1952. She was […]

3 Tips for Successful Networking

{4:10 minutes to read} In my business, I spend a lot of time attending various networking events. Sometimes the gatherings are casual and relaxed with the goal of being able to introduce yourself in an engaging way so that the person you’re meeting will continue chatting with you. Other times, it’s more formal interactions; this […]

What Is the Hottest Trend in Developing Urban Lifestyle Hubs?

{3:10 minutes to read} Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is the blending of a residential and/or commercial area designed to maximize access to public transportation, essentially a self-contained lifestyle center. These communities frequently include elements and features such as restaurants, shopping, apartments, and offices, which enhance and encourage that mode of transportation. TODs are typically located within one-quarter […]

Craft Brewing: How to “Hop” into This Cool Business

{4:00 minutes to read} Back in April 2014, I was introduced to a group of guys whom I call “The Beer Boys.” They come from different backgrounds: two are restaurateurs, one is in construction, and the other is a brewmaster. These men now want to start their own craft brewery in Warwick, New York, in […]

What is the 2nd Century Master Development Plan?

{3:48 minutes to read} Historic Union Station in Washington, D.C., which opened in 1908, is a classic Beaux-Arts building designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham. Since the peak of its demand during the mid-20th century, the station has undergone significant restoration, transforming it into the commercial success it is today.