What Tiguan, Nike, and Pareto Realty have in Common

Tiguan I saw a Volkswagon Tiguan in traffic this morning and wondered what “Tiguan” meant, so I asked Daughter Jessica to Google it for me. Here’s what she found “The name Tiguan, pronounced TEE-gwan, is a portmanteau of the German words Tiger (“tiger”) and Leguan (“iguana”)[5]“ The tag line rounds out the meaning: “The people want to play, but they want to play nice.” I […]

Like Bungalows? We’ve an “Abb” for that

Do you LOVE the Bungalow Style of construction? If so, you’re in luck because we at Pareto Realty have our very own Bungalow SPECIALIST!  Abby Norman just LOVES bungalows SO much that she’s on a quest to find every bungalow in Middle Tennessee and to get to know each and every one of them. I asked Abby […]

These days it’s ALL about “What Matters”

“What MATTERS” = “Your 20%” = “Your Vital Few” All the rest is the “Trivial Many.” This first time heard anyone use the words “What Matters” was @ 4 years ago. I was watching Gary Keller giving a talk about his “Quantum Leap” (Life Balance) program. He very matter-of-factly said (not an exact quote): “It ALL […]

On becoming the “Mayor” of your Niche Market

There 2 kinds of businesses – Generalized and Specialized. Some folks might think I’m over-simplifying . . . I think not. Both of these kinds of business can grow and become profitable albeit in very different ways. There’s something deceiving about this . . . some of the businesses you might think are “generalists” might […]

Blueberries for Breakfast?

Seth Godin wrote a blog post today Blueberry Pancakes and Battleships . . . which goes well with the blog post I wrote yesterday Creating Space for Organizational Growth A few quotes from Seth’s post: “One more thing about the people on the battleship: just about everyone has a punchlist. (The Battleship) is designed to survive with people […]