As we continue to witness today's technological evolution, the lore of John Henry continues to resonate. His story, a metaphor for "man vs. machine" and the rise of the industrial revolution, has become an American legend.
Throughout my career, I’ve been a student of behavior. I’m fascinated by the way people make their paths through this world ─ in triumph and failure. Identifying a common denominator isn’t always easy, because the reasons and ways in which people achieve ─ or fail to achieve ─ are varied, and not always obvious.
Reading is one of my many passions. In fact, I’ve read at least two books a month since I was 18 years old. Over the years, as I’ve become more and more involved in the machinations and intricacies of the business world, my appetite for books has become split ─ or rather, balanced ─ between reading for simple pleasure and reading to keep myself abreast of the latest that’s being written about, and for, the business community.
Whenever I meet with new loan officers, I take the opportunity to ask a question specifically designed to help them jumpstart their resolve and set the stage for a career of success: “Why is the industry average for originators only three funded loans per month?”