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Best Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, Competition, and “the Moat” Video Collection

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Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders, and their annual shareholders meeting, are writ large on the calendar for investors.  The same can be said for professionals who are in or researching – or in – the manufactured home industry. Clayton Homes – led by company founder Jim Clayton’s son, Kevin Clayton – become …

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Confronting MH’s Cold, Hard, Brutal Facts

“Facts are always better than dreams. Facts provide accurate perspective of your current reality. A leader absolutely cannot make a series of good decisions without first confronting the brutal facts!” Mark Cundiff – Learning to Lead – provides a synthesis of what Jim Collins and his team of university-level researchers published in the acclaimed business-book, …

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Serious September – Manufactured Housing Industry Newsmakers, Reports, Articles and Interviews

Serious September 2015. It could just as easily be named, how to Scale Success, or Sliding Sideways September.  Which of the later two it will be depends on how each of us views and responds to events and opportunities.  Before outlining our STRONG Serious September Featured Articles and Interviews line up, let me explain what …

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Post-HR 650 Passage. New MH Lender? Manufactured Housing Professional Landscape…

The Manufactured Housing (MH) industry has never been monolithic. There has been and always will be various voices and groups within the industry landscape. Part of our challenge in getting a bill such as HR 650/Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing passed – great job to all who made it happen! – is that we do …

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Not Knowing and Manufactured Housing’s Future

We are over 4 years into manufactured housing’s recovery. But individually and collectively, we can do better. It’s axiomatic. None of us “don’t know what we don’t know.” Our experiences, knowledge and beliefs either advances or limits us. One reason networking at industry events plus reading or viewing the experiences of others moves one ahead …

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The Big Picture, MH Puzzle Pieces and More New Manufactured Housing Home Shows?

There are times when industry veterans understandably ask us one or more elements of the following, given the: U.S./Mexico border crisis, the “recession,” the FEDs pumping dollars into the system to keep stocks and the economy going, Ferguson – MO, China, Russia, ISIS and radical Isalmists, drug wars, the war on coal, DC gridlock, an …

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Warren Buffett, Sam Zell and Legendary Quotes from Manufactured Housing Leaders

Let's let each of these leader's voices speak on the subject of manufactured housing, then we'll share some implementation commentary. "Kevin, it seems to me that the problem with your industry is resale." – Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, parent to Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage, etc.. "Pencil Head, it's not a trailer park." – Sam Zell, Equity Lifestyle …

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