01/18/2016 - Invented multi-project.xls planning tool for real estate investors, right margin of the Real Estate Investors page.
02/03/2016 - Published the Story of how the HWD suite of productivity & project management applications came to be.
02/04/2016 - February Newsletter
02/12/2016 - Annotated Wise Agent CRM for real estate professionals demonstration video, including expeditious hyperlinks.
02/15/2016 - Developed HWD App for the auto repair industry.
02/20/2016 - Joined Bigger Pockets real estate investor social network.
02/26/2016 - New web page, HWD Platform & Price Discussion.
03/03/2016 - Became an Affiliate with Wise Agent CRM.
03/08/2016 - Leading technology-focused private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe acquired QuickBase from Intuit. Its new name will be QuickBase, Inc.
03/09/2016 - From his book How to Become a Rainmaker: The Rules for Getting and Keeping Customers and Clients, added Jeff Fox's 4-point system to the Time Management app, a stand-alone module that is available in all versions of the HWD suite of project management & productivity applications.
03/14/2016 - Developed a Manufacturing version of the HWD App - like a Kanban white board that shows profit and tracks planned vs. actual results.
03/18/2016 - HWD for Real Estate Investors Market Research Update. Prompted by the prevalence of real estate investment gurus and the presupposition of urgency built into real estate investing software, performed an analysis of the U.S. real estate investing market using U.S. Census data. Found that nation-wide, state-wide, and locally. the Demand Ratio for housing in the United States is consistently 2.4 people per unit, or "door." In other words, price fluctuations are not attributable to variations in the relationship between total supply and total demand or "inventory shortage." Conclusion: slow & steady wins the race. Don't rush, set criteria, and enforce them.
03/28/2016 - Developed a version of the HWD App for Real Estate Agents and Brokers, providing revolutionary backward-planning functionality for the many tasks necessary to successfully process real estate transactions - both preparation, and follow-up. Features & Benefits:
- Effortlessly produces a complete, sequentially ordered work schedule for your entire enterprise.
- Compares expected & actual results, both in terms of time, and of money.
- Provides employees with crystal clear expectations.
- Summarizes expected & actual hours.
- Delegates tasks.
- Tracks labor costs & burden.
- Computes Contribution Margin in total and per task, transaction, employee, client, and hour.
- Uses state of the art Time Management tools & techniques to put your whole team on the same page, regardless of size.
- Encourages effective, focused "unitasking."
- Supports enterprises working toward a lean, "One Thing" culture.
04/01/2016 - Developed a features questionnaire for the HWD suite of productivity & project management applications.
04/02/2016 - Made a video demonstrating backward-planning capability of the HWD App for Real Estate Brokers & Agents.
04/04/2016 - Reviewed Jeff Fox's books on Rainmaking and Dollarization.
04/07/2016 - Published newsletter, "Real Estate Findings: It's All About Quality."
04/16/2016 - Published "Benefit Society", a message to current & former clients about the HWD suite of productivity & project management applications.
04/17/2016 - Created web page for Wise Agent CRM for real estate professionals.
04/20/2016 - Published Pareto Analysis of Real Estate Agents & Brokers in the U.S.
04/27/2016 - Discovered Realeflow Real Estate Investor flipping CRM, added to right margin of Real Estate Investor page.
05/18/2016 - Researched the state of the art, best tools & practices in Property Management, added findings to the right margin in the Real Estate Investor page.
Discovered that the best Property Management applications are complete accounting systems, raising the question, should Accounting live inside PM, or should PM live inside Accounting?
Because real estate investors do more than invest in real estate, it seems to me that PM should live inside Accounting, and that the whole situation is backward. Noticed how housing Accounting inside PM adds costs and complexity to PM, necessitating a per unit/month cost structure in SaaS offerings.
Discovered also that most PM theory follows a reactive, "If it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality. True proactive, preventive maintenance, which is actually less expensive in the long run and enhances tenant satisfaction, is quite rare.
06/08/2016 - Became an affiliate with Karma CRM.
06/12/2016 - Learned of QuickBase's new integration abilities via Workato and webhooks.
06/18/2016 - Wrote review of Chris Smith's book The Conversion Code.
07/07/2016 - New web page, Property Management Companies. Learned property managers struggle with accounting, of the need for Controllership. Discovered & contacted the National Association of Residential Property Managers to learn what's normal, assess the overall need both locally & nationally.
07/22/2016 - First contract CFO-to-Go Controllership of a property management company.
07/28/2016 - Wrote reaction to Barack Obama's DNC speech, "On Abundance."
07/30/2016 - Wrote reaction to Hillary Clinton's DNC speech, "On Axiology."
09/05/2016 - Wrote Accounting Directions for Property Management Companies solving the problem of co-mingling their equity with their clients'.
09/07/2016 - Wrote Budgeting Template for Property Management Companies.
09/10/2016 - Wrote Property Management Company Success Traits, updated the Property Management Company Controllership page.
11/15/2016 - Interview with J Young on The Leaderboard
12/02/2016 - Added tables accounting for the national debt by political party and presidency to the 2013 Government Shutdown Page.
12/12/2016 - Added an Estimate feature to the HWD App for the Automotive Repair Industry that automatically does Estimate vs. Actual comparisons, highlights overages, handles purchase and sale of parts, maintains Customer, Vehicle, and Job histories, and coordinates easily with QuickBooks Accounting.
12/15/2016 - Added video of Pete Peterson's charts from his book Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy From Crushing Debt & Restore the American Dream.
12/24/2016 - Composed the poem "Having Lived More Than Half of a Century", added to the Time Management page.