Subscribe to The Real Con
Learn how to stay sharp in Real Estate and Construction.
We cut through the noise to bring you timeless advice on the soft skills needed to solve hard challenges.
Commercial real estate development and investing is difficult.
Join our email list to discover simple solutions to complex problems.
In 2008, the CIA declassified a Field Manual from 1944 that was used toward the end of World War II. The Simple Sabotage Field Manual
What Do You Want To Be
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”“Kind” said the boy Charlie Mackesy published those words in his 2019 book, The Boy, The Mole,
Quality not quantity. That is how I think about a short yet powerful field manual issued by the CIA’s predecessor in 1944. The Simple Sabotage
Miyamoto Musashi understood the value of contrast when he wrote: “By knowing the large, you know the small; and from the shallow, you reach the
Fear The Unexpected
When different people from different walks of life start discussing similar ideas, it just might be an idea worth paying attention to. Edward Teach was infamously known
“Fools say they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by other people’s experience.” Otto Von Bismarck Learning from our own history and the collective
The Art of Sabotage
William “Wild Bill” Donovan was an American lawyer, soldier, and diplomat who directed the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The
Courage, Culture, and Leadership
Consider the source. Agesilaus, a King of Sparta from 400 B.C. to about 360 B.C. understood the value of leading from the front. He also
When we think about information, especially as it pertains to history, we have to remember that history is a matter of perspective. It is about
The Lost Art Of History
Would you consider history art or science? What if I told you that history is both part art and part science? With the proliferation of
How To Be Useful
According to USGA Rule 4, golfers are allowed to carry 14 clubs in their bag. Each club must be useful to the player, whether you
“When someone inquired of him what children should learn, he said: ‘What they will also use when they become men.’” – Plutarch, On Sparta How
Mark Cuban built his first business, MicroSolutions, by mastering one basic thing. He focused on learning as much as he possibly could through reading. In
Courage, Conspiracy and Crime
Early in the 1900’s, the most powerful man in the world of finance was J. Pierpont Morgan. At six feet tall and two hundred pounds,