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Lessons from America’s most famous real estate

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

On the Friday before Christmas I was fortunate enough to "tour" the most famous House in America–the White House. Visiting the rooms where hundreds of world leaders have sat and where the fate of millions has been determined was nothing less than awe-inspiring. Surprisingly, "America's Most Famous House" has lessons from which we can all benefit. Given the current terror situation, I wasn't surprised by the security measures we experienced prior to being "qualified" to be on the "tour." This included supplying our names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers, which were checked through the "appropriate channels" before we were "approved." On the day of the tour, we passed through three security checkpoints. Once we were admitted, we were seated in the room where diplomats wait to be shown into the White House. In spite of all the security, we were made to feel welcome while we waited to be admitted to the tour. Because there were few visitors the morning we were ther...