Monthly Archives: August 2011

Our Port in the Storm- Latest Blog post from Warburg CEO Fred Peters,reflecting on the notion of home

Tweet Frederick Peters, President Here in Sharon, Connecticut where I rode out the hurricane with three generations of my family, the sky cleared around 1 AM last night , and the storm gave way to an extraordinarily clear starry night.  That morphed this morning into the most perfect day possible.  This house, which my wife…

Manhattan Market Mondays: Gracious gratitude….

Tweet No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. – Meditation XVII , John Donne   Here in New York City,it feels like we’ve been thru a lot with mother nature…

Manhattan Market Mondays : Mush on

Tweet As we are in the dog days of summer so to speak,with people preparing to get back to school,work, no more summer Fridays,it can be hard to keep up the momentum. If I were leading a team of dogs (Siberian Huskies perhaps) I would be commanding them to mush on. And this is relevant…

Tech Tip Thursday: ….multiple email accounts…

Tweet For better or for worse,sometimes we have one too many….email addresses.As convinient as web based email is,sometimes (for me at least) it fuels  being sucked into the abyss that can be managing email. I am a bit,albeit skeptical, fan of GMail and Google Apps mail for domains. I recently (say within the last several…

Tech Tip Tuesday : …to tweet or not to twit…

Tweet A tad over two years ago,I decided for reasons I can’t quite remember,to sign up for twitter.I was curious,I couldn’t quite figure out what it was or why I would bother. Character limits,text messages,it seemed like there were more things I didn’t understand,and I wasn’t feeling like the brightest bulb in the box. I…

Manhattan Market Mondays : observations on opportunity…

Tweet Much is written (and lamented) about how this time of year things slow down here in New York City. An excellent post this week,from my friend Noah Rosenblatt @ Urban Digs ,  ( The Slowest Part of the Calendar Year for Manhattan ) takes a look at the ‘hard data’,in as much as our data issues exist…

Tech Tip Tuesday : Everlasting evernote

Tweet For as long as I can remember,when having some sort of ‘electronic’ device,I’ve enjoyed using the function of the notepad. All well and fine when you have ONE device and ONE computer that it syncs to.Someone suggested Evernote to me before,but it didn’t quite appeal to me yet.After getting my iPad and struggling with…

Tech Tip Thursday : Hootsuite

Tweet When I first started to use Twitter,after a while,it became clear that I might want to look at using a client for it. Especially when I was following particular conversations (or hashtags) or lists of people and such. I also a gadget geek. I admit to it. And that’s where it got complicated. Being…

Tech Tip Tuesday: …tapping into your office when on the run

Tweet Took me several months to decide an iPad was worth the expense.Key for me,was to know that I could remain connected to my office as necessary. I googled,and asked a million and one questions.A cross section of apps were suggested to me,by other mobile professionals,not just real estate agents. It’s easy to overload on…

Manhattan Market Mondays: Madness…post downgrade

Tweet On Friday evening,when I heard the news that the S&P downgraded US debt from AAA to AA+ ,I was just sitting down to dinner,after a pre-listing appointment.I had started on a cocktail,and I ordered the next one,and asked for a larger size. I knew that a segment of my friends and clients would be…