The Freedom that Comes From Failure


Graduation season is once again upon us. A few years ago I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at a high school commencement ceremony. In tribute to the graduates who have “made it” in this post-pandemic age, I’m reposting both the audio and transcript of the speech.  Enjoy and be inspired! I’d like […]

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The lifeblood of short-term rentals

the lifeblood of strs

I’m in a lot of hosting forums and membership sites. I rarely post – I prefer the “silent lurker” approach – but I often browse the posts to see what other people are saying. You never know when you might glean something useful. One thing that comes up a lot is long-term stays – specifically, […]

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Writing reviews – when the host is a guest

Writing a review - when the host is a guest

I hope my story last week doesn’t dissuade you from leaving honest reviews of your hosts when you travel. The simple fact is that, without reviews of both hosts and guests, Airbnb would cease to exist. Without reliable outside commentary, no one would trust each other enough to use Airbnb.  Helpful, detailed reviews are critically important.  […]

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