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A few years ago, I grabbed the domain name – newline7.com – to reach out to the real estate industry with a research project on the impact of Green Building Policy. At the time, the Apple Mac was celebrating its 30th birthday! I guess it dates me to admit that I vividly remember being inspired by this amazing … Continue reading


FastCompany posted an excerpt from the book “Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders” by Rajeev Peshawaria which posits that managers can more effectively motivate (and retain) employees by focusing on the three things. Peshawaria suggests that a person evaluates his/her individual Role, the work Environment, and the opportunity for professional Development. Peshawaria’s research indicates that people have an intrinsic pattern … Continue reading


A few years ago I had the opportunity to hear a lecture by Cass R. Sunstein, the author of “Simpler: The Future of Government” (2013) and co-author of “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health Wealth and Happiness” (2009) with Richard H. Thaler. Sunstein, a professor of law currently teaching at Harvard Law, recently completed a stint as Administrator of … Continue reading

Starting (with) a Quest (ion)

As humans, we are constantly growing and changing.  This change happens in spite of — or as a result of  – things happening around us as well as inside. I am interested in taking a closer look at the forces and factors that influence, that drive people in one direction or another. This blog is … Continue reading