Introduction Anyone, including my peers and team-members, who knowingly contributes and is benefited by systemic violence and environmental degradation, even in small ways, that person is opposed to the Change Order Group mission of building a planet that works for everyone. If one maintains privilege when others suffer, they are opposing the Change Order Group… Continue reading The Anarchist CEO’s Guide to Effective Team Emails, Calls, and Inspiring Market Disruption
Please refer to legal disclaimer at the end, which explains how this entire post is meant for entertainment purposes only. This post also appears on Medium. Please see the end of the post for my request for support. Below is an email I sent to a real estate industry colleague regarding my current professional station,… Continue reading Why I Recently Nuked My Startup and Told Many of My Industry Friends to F#ck Off…Again!
So many voices in the public sphere cannot register that there’ll soon be a time when you can’t fly wherever you want, when you can’t assume a Chinese person is willing to give his or her life and habitat to make sure you have a wide angle lens on your smartphone. When humanity finally emerges… Continue reading Why Boomer Gatekeepers and Big Tech Will Never Get Climate
The post is clearly a parody, since we love Brad Hargreaves and consider him one of our publication’s top fifty authors. His companies Common and General Assembly are providing their revolutionary “Common Solution” for neutralizing the Urban Problem. Like me, Brad knows how important it is to rid cities of bullies, miscreants, and other undesirables who make us feel sad or uncomfortable. But… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Common Coliving’s Brad Hargraves is the Beta, White-Hack CEO the Real Estate Industry Needs
After a number of fits and starts--and a pandemic, several climate disasters, major market chaos, some HR changes--Change Order Group is clearer than ever on its mission to build a real estate market that works for everyone. We are clearer than ever about the magnitude of market demand, which is huge since real estate doesn't… Continue reading Invest
For the better part of a year, the Change Order Group has kept a weekly team call on Wednesdays. On the call, we discuss business development, deals, the news, etc. The team-members are all tops of their fields and have thriving side and main hustles. All of them are mature, decent, seasoned professionals. We always… Continue reading FW: Change Order Group Team Email
A couple years ago I attended a "Future of Real Estate" conference in Miami, Florida. Given what I knew about South Florida in the context of climate change and rising seas, I thought the city an odd location to be discussing the future of real estate. In a rare spell of discretion, I sat through… Continue reading Top 5 Large American Cities That Will Be Destroyed By Climate Change
In 1992, my dad, known for his both his ability to grow, and get axed from, some of the tech industry's seminal firms like IBM, 3Com, and Novell, got a job offer from a storage startup in Boulder, Colorado. As a misfit bike-obsessed teen, I couldn't be happier to leave our then-south-suburban Chicago home for… Continue reading Who Wants to be (Displaced by) a Millionaire: Boulder, Colorado Edition
2020 was the hottest year on recorded history--a fact quite evident in the western U.S. Phoenix hit 144 days of 100 degree-plus days. Ten million acres of U.S. forests burned, filling the skies with dense smoke, and turning metropolises like Los Angeles into hellscapes. As bad as 2020 was, recent drought figures show 2021 could… Continue reading The Western United States Are Dry, Getting Drier, and Are Ready to Ignite. What Can/Should be Done?
Last week’s news of construction startup Katerra’s bankruptcy came as no surprise to anyone in the industry, least of all me. I sufficiently expressed my criticisms in this post , a sort of deathbed autopsy, and outlined how the Change Order Group would do things differently, better, and more economically. While I took a few days… Continue reading WWCOGD (What Would Change Order Group Do): With Katerra’s Spokane, Washington CLT Factory