MHP Reflections

Be Inspired

I know that our cover story, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was never a Girl Scout... but then again, what do I know? At Oxford, after wandering into a meeting of LaChaim, a Jewish student...

The state of being

I certainly have. Even as someone who believes this is but a touchstone for something much grander, it's still hard to think of not being here. Not having a voice in the lives of my...

When Irish eyes are smiling

I shake my head in agreement because no one can win against the Irish drinking song argument. It's just one of those life-truths. In fact, I hear Irish drinking songs every time I open a...

Americans are on edge

From the continuing ebb and flow of jobs, to growing threats of terror, to something as simple as water—there is barely a moment of our daily lives that is not overshadowed with uncertainty, framed...

Thank you. It is our great pleasure to be part of an industry that...

I was fortunate enough to be raised on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." It was a great primer for the meaning of the holidays and as a poor Catholic kid who had more siblings...

Quick. Someone get us a new business model.

In Jeff Thull's classic business book, Mastering the Complex Sale, he stresses the importance of a salesperson first listening, then unraveling a customer's problem to mutually align with the customer for a viable solution. Most...

America was built by thinkers

One’s ability to work through challenges has a cascading effect on every level of society. Such a skill also strengthens our stream of renters and their ability to pay rent, be responsible citizens and...

The power of perspective

The story then backs up on itself. The scene is played again, she doesn't drop her keys, and makes the train. The plot then splits into two parallel stories: all from a point of dissection...

Prescience: knowledge of things before they happen

A 2014 historical study suggests that not since the Civil War have we been so polarized as a nation. Climate change, immigration, Fair Housing law. The issues are many, and both the emotions, and...

Truth be told

The hope is that consumers, who account for 70 percent of the economy, will finally begin to spend. And while unemployment, real estate values and dampened credit remain a focus in a number of...