What Really Makes A Great Team?

What Really Makes A Great Team?

What Really Makes A Great Team? by Rob Stam I loved basketball as a kid. I grew up during the perfect time to live an equal distance between the cities of Chicago and Detroit. We had the Bad Boys of the Detroit Pistons and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. As any kid...
Burning The Past (Literally)

Burning The Past (Literally)

Burning The Past (Literally) by Rob Stam The first half of 2017 was a bit monumental for my wife and me as it finally brought closure to the financial disaster we (I, if I’m being honest) created in the early 2000’s. I’m pretty transparent about my failures, but I do...
Who’s Making the Decisions?

Who’s Making the Decisions?

Who’s Making the Decisions? by Rob Stam This scenario happens all too often in our industry: the chairs in the conference room are filled with members of our team and from our client’s team. We present concepts for items such as a company name, logo, or ad...
The Emotion of Money

The Emotion of Money

The Emotion of Money by Rob Stam My wife and recently went through the process of securing a mortgage for a new home. As we were going through the process of making an offer and looking at monthly payments, it dawned on me how mentally taxing, and even emotional, the...