Results for ‘Building Adaptive’ category

Rebuilding the plane in the air

One of the strange things about Adaptive is that neither Jon and I have never managed lots of people before. So, as our operation has grown, we have had to learn by trial and error (mostly error, honestly) about hiring, retaining, motiving people. We’ve also found ourselves having to re-think entire aspects of our operations,

Looking for an intern

Readers: We’re looking for an intern. Ideal candidate will be available to spend, say, 10-15 hours per week with us. The intern will work on some interesting / serious stuff but also plenty of scut work. Would be a good way for a college (or, potentially, an extremely mature highschool) student to learn about our business. Pay

Some thoughts on Millennials and the economy

I generally avoid politics on this blog, because there’s no need for yet another place for people to get angry. But today I want to address what seems like a creeping demoralization among Millennials, in particular, that’s causing them to question capitalism. There’s no doubt that Millennials have had it pretty rough. Many of them

How to handle call-downs

Today I want to talk about a little-discussed area of money management: How to handle call-downs. First, what’s a call-down? In most real estate deals, the investors don’t send all their money for the whole deal on the day of closing. Instead, they agree to commit a specific total amount to the project and then leave

Thanks to Kris and David

Am slammed all day today, but wanted to use this opportunity to give a huge public THANK YOU to two people who don’t get nearly enough credit in our organization: Kris and David F. Together, Kris and David handle all of our bookkeeping, accounts receivable and payable, oversee 50+ bank accounts, produce financial reporting, and

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