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Inflation like everything else, has its cycles. Experts in matters of the economy have charted the basic pattern of inflation/deflation into roughly 15 year cycles.

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Bone, Muscle, and Soft Tissue

I found a wonderful piece below by Seth Godin that summarizes the elements of organizations, large or small, and gives us something to ponder about our own organizations, especially at the beginning of a new year. Whether 3 people or 300,...

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What We Have Learned From 2020

Interesting that the year that carries the name of perfect vision (2020) has been a year in which it has been so difficult to focus. As much as this COVID-19 pandemic has surprised us all, historians say that (1) very little is new and (2)...

“Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see.”

Henry Adams, American historian and member of the Adams political family
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The COVID Effect

This has been a year with enough ups and downs to make anyone’s head spin. COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll not only in human life, but also in its many spin off consequences. If you take a look at life during COVID from the balance sheet...

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Cheers to Civic Rent!

This has been a year of extremes, from the tragedy and suspense of COVID-19 and its effects on the world to the shortages and accompanying price increases that started with toilet paper but also hit the lumber market, real estate, autos,...

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Market Madness: The 2020 Spike

We are in the midst of very uncomfortable times for everyone in the construction industry. From 5 months ago when we were worried about being shut down, to now when materials prices are at record highs and availability is at record lows....