Love What, Where and How You Learn

LOVE WHAT YOU LEARN When I grow up, I want to be a (FILL IN THE BLANK). Doctor, teacher, engineer, scientist, astronaut, or pilot would be expected. Real estate manager would not. I want to change that through vibrant, collaborative learning environments.

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An Innovative & Resilient Urban City

Since taking office as Mayor of Anchorage, I’ve consistently asked people to take me out past where I can see. I say that because if we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we’re going to keep getting the same results.

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Think of Yourself as a Pioneer

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”Albert Einstein Do you think of yourself as a pioneer? If you don’t, you probably should. Traditionally, we have reserved the respected and… Read more »

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Kenny’s Great Pies—A Sweet Success

Being an entrepreneur is all about passion and Kenny Burts is passionate about his company and his products! Being an entrepreneur is also about being able to overcome adversity and Kenny has had plenty of that. Finally, being an entrepreneur is about being an optimist and Kenny has always been that. Fascinating story I first… Read more »

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Small Things, Big Results

We often think of business success as a result of something big, something significant or something widely innovative. While that may be true for many organizations, significant business success is often a result of well executed little things. This paradox is highlighted in two different ways with small business: little things are often the biggest… Read more »

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Marketing: Art or Science?

As pioneers in emotion and creativity, marketing executives have utilized predominantly right-brain strategies with artful storytelling to enlighten and engage audiences. Throughout my 25 years in marketing, there has never been a question in my mind on the importance of this approach. Proof positive that emotional marketing is still a driving force are this year’s… Read more »

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It’s Just an Idea

“I have an idea!” These four words tend to send members of my team, associates and especially my wife and business partner, Denise, running for cover. Not because all my ideas are bad, mind you, but because, they often represent a heck of a lot of work for those crazy enough to get involved. A… Read more »

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The Twenty-First Century is Now

The 21st century is here. It is in our world, our state, our community, and our schools. All around us, innovations abound; we have numerous devices in our homes and workplaces, there is “an app” for everything, and robotics are no longer something we see in “sci-fi” movies. All of these innovations provide us with… Read more »

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