After ten years, I thought it might be time to write a new About for Notorious R.O.B.
This started out as my personal blog, which I started in order to opine about various topics in marketing, technology and real estate and generally make a nuisance of myself. But over time, it has become something more. In the words of the United States Dept. of Justice, this has become an “industry publication.” Who am I to disagree with the United States government?
Despite that, Notorious R.O.B. is not a business. It remains fundamentally a personal blog on the real estate industry, with guest writers from time to time, and a small but growing community around it. I’d like to keep it that way as an outlet for my need to write something and as a place for me to think out loud.
My day job is as the Managing Partner of 7DS Associates, a strategy consulting firm in the real estate industry. I work with some of the largest (and some of the smallest) companies in the industry, as long as they are open to real change based on reality instead of pretty lies that make them feel good about themselves as they head towards oblivion.
If you’d like to know more about me or my company, you can visit my About Me website.
Over the years, this blog has gotten me into a fair bit of hot water… but then again, it has gotten me new friends, colleagues, clients, and a bit of notoriety. I think it’s because in the social media age when everyone wears a mask, this is where I keep things as real as possible. I might be wrong, but I’m not going to bullshit you or me or anybody else on these pages. What exactly would be the point of that?
I like to think that I have a small but mighty audience. They are some of the best informed people in real estate. They come here to find in-depth analysis, creative ways of looking at things, and original opinions that they can’t find anywhere else… because they’ve already looked everywhere else first. The premium subscription VIP audience is even more so, as they are the people who need to know what’s really happening in this crazy industry we all love.
If you are one of them, thank you. You are the reason I keep writing this, and you are why this is the smartest community of real estate industry people on the planet. If you are just visiting, thanks for coming by, and welcome to Notorious R.O.B.
PS: In case you were wondering, yes, the blog is named in homage to Notorious B.I.G., one of the greatest rappers who ever lived. Rest in peace, Biggie.