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Entries Closing Soon for Best in American Living Awards

Custom builders have only one week left to submit their projects for recognition 


Impeccable Execution

These custom homes captured top honors in the 2017 Best in American Living Awards with their brillant synthesis of design and craftsmanship

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BALA-Winning Custom Homes Set High Standards

Three Platinum winners from the 2016 Best in American Living Awards show how custom is done


Wise Counsel

The ability to step back and look at the big picture is a luxury, particularly for anybody running his or her own company.  A common…


The curious case of Mel Tucker: NFL coach, language learner

Mel Tucker is the new Defensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears. In theory, that’s a good gig. Less so when you consider the Bears have had one of…


You and your signage ... Why so angry?

The beautiful curved pavers led me to the front door, past the unbelievable fire pit patio. The product was impressive. The installation even more so…


Alone in the backfield: 4 ways to prepare for “GameSpeed”

  We were winning by several touchdowns when I got the nod. “Just hand the ball off, stay in bounds, & keep the clock running...”  Those were my…


2 big lessons from Big Tuna’s (Bill Parcells) Hall of Fame speech

  Sometimes numbers alone can tell the story of an organization’s leadership.    Here is the Win/Loss record for the NY Giants:           1964: 2-10-…


Schnellenbergerize yourself

  College football fans forget the Miami Hurricanes program was nearly dropped. No, not because of the cheating and lying and the 1995 SI cover.  …


Buy it now book recommendation: Ctrl Alt Delete by Mitch Joel

  I’ve been enjoying the Chicago Blackhawks run to the Stanley Cup Finals. I went to a party last week where a friend, Bobby Krueger, owner of…


To get attention, B_R_E_A_K the pattern

  Two teachers start their respective 8 am classes.  Both classes have talkative students.      Teacher Uno raises his voice, demanding the unruly…


Why you should embrace the Hispanic conflict

  Shawn Coyne is a writing partner to Steven Pressfield. Mr. Pressfield wrote The War of Art, the most important book ever written for people…

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