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What if you got 1% better every day?

By: Equity National Title   April 8, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

What if you got 1% better every day?

Lucille (my wife) thought I was having a mid-life crisis by signing up for two 5k races one week apart. For the first one she threatened my son Ryan into running with me. His job: make sure I did not croak during the race. I still don’t understand how he’d have helped if that happened other than for her to know sooner. It felt great to get started and as I jogged I thought about my times in the Downtown 5k over the years and gave mild thou...

A Computer in Your Pocket - Steve Jobs

By: Equity National Title   April 2, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

A Computer in Your Pocket - Steve Jobs

When Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, people around the world paid tribute to his vision and achievement. The Macintosh, the iPod, iTunes, the Apple Store, Pixar, iPhone and iPad, have transformed publishing, music and film creation and distribution, retail, computer animation, and mobile access to the internet. Job’s contributions revolutionized industries and reshaped popular culture. Steven Paul Jobs, adopted son ...

Be the Change

By: Equity National Title   March 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

Be the Change

He was a powerful voice for the dissatisfaction of how things were and an inspiring vision for what was possible. And, importantly, an organizing impetus for concrete steps toward that vision. What he represented – along with many others like him in those days – was change from the way things were which is another way to say ‘resistance.’ And therein laid bare was the tension in the civil rights movement – the forces for change pitte...

Self-Driven Success - Elon Musk

By: Equity National Title   March 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

Self-Driven Success - Elon Musk

Before new technologies or business models can be transformed, there is a period of instability. Change is difficult and most people don’t like it. But, as the old saying goes, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” This means things are always changing and that past transformation have consequences. Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa on June 28, 1971. By the age of 10 he’d taught himself computer programming ...

News Lines: February 2019

By: Equity National Title   February 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

News Lines: February 2019

Last month I wrote about the real estate settlement procedures act, its anti-kickback provisions, and that it is still not ok to accept payments solely in exchange for the referral of business.  This article discusses New York State’s Insurance Regulation 208. In addition to summarizing the travel and history of the regulation, and its impact for everyone involved in New York real estate transactions, this article intends to drive home the...

The Oprah Effect

By: Equity National Title   February 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

The Oprah Effect

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The daughter of a teenage single mother, Oprah was molested as a child and in her early teens. At 14 she gave birth to a baby boy who died while still an infant. Oprah left her mother to join her father, Vernon Winfrey, who was working as a barber in Nashville, Tennessee. Winfrey was taught to read by her grandmother at the age of three. She attended Lincoln High School in M...

Championship Rings or lessons? How about both!

By: Equity National   February 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

Championship Rings or lessons? How about both!

Before we turn our eyes from Foxboro to Fort Myers, one last look at the Patriot Super Bowl 53 victory is in order. And, to be clear – this is not to elongate the celebration -- but rather to see what lessons we can extract from their 6th Super Bowl win. Besides, if I get one more meme from my Yankee friends reminding me who has more rings, I think I’ll pull my hair out. And for those of you who know me, you know I cannot spare more hair! ...

Equity National Title, DCU execute their first r...

By: Equity National Title   January 10, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity National Title, DCU execute their first r...

 First of many more expected for credit union and service provider Press Release Authored By: Brian Rieger, True Impact Communications  Providence, RI   January 9, 2019   Equity National Title, a leading national settlement services provider, and Digital Federal Credit Union, better known as DCU, a non-profit financial cooperative serving members nationwide, have completed their first remote notary-enabl...

My Lines: January 2019

By: Equity National Title   January 9, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

My Lines: January 2019

I often draw inspiration and story content from sports. A little noticed story buried in a newspaper’s sports section this weekend caught my eye and got me thinking. It was about Kyrie Irving – arguably the Celtic’s best player and one of the best in the NBA for the past couple of years – and something he did when no one was watching. He had just scored a team high 22 points and led his team to cut a 26 point 3rd quarter deficit to ...

News Lines: January

By: Equity National Title   January 9, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

News Lines: January

With the decision in the PHH case, the ousting of industry foe and former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray, and the perceived ‘defanging’ of the Bureau, has Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) compliance become a thing of the past?  Has the industry clock rewound itself to the days before Dodd Frank?  Are we now back to the time of ‘anything goes’ in the land of business referrals? &...

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