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November 30, 2016

What is Life’s Default Setting?

By: Dan Gilbert

(As seen on Just like the laws of physics, there are laws of the universe that apply to the natural state of ‘things’ when no recent thought, energy or attention has been invested into a situation. In other words, when something (anything) comes into your focus, either for the first time or for […]

March 5, 2015

Statement On Detroit’s Hudson’s Site

By: Dan Gilbert

DETROIT, Thursday March 5, 2015 We did not expect that an extensive report of an earlier design concept of the Hudson’s site would appear in the media. Since it did appear, we are releasing this more refined conceptual rendering looking north on Woodward Avenue near Gratiot. While we are excited about the direction of this […]

November 7, 2014

Dan Gilbert’s Statement on Detroit Leaving Bankruptcy

By: Dan Gilbert

DETROIT, November 7, 2014 Today marks a monumental day in Detroit’s history. Now that the slate is clean, it is time for all of Detroit to get back to business. We must continue building the kind of environment that allows jobs and wealth to be created. At the end of the day, the only thing […]

October 9, 2014

Updated Rock Ventures Statement On Wayne County Jail Situation

By: Dan Gilbert

ROCK VENTURES STATEMENT REGARDING THE WAYNE COUNTY COMMISSION CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX DISCUSSION TODAY We appreciate the Commission’s interest and openness in seeking the best outcome for the criminal justice complex. This is a very challenging situation that has been handed to the Commission. Detroit is at a critical and monumentally important juncture at this point in time […]

September 11, 2014

Rock Ventures Statement On Wayne County Jail Situation

By: Dan Gilbert

The prospect of building a brand new 400 million dollar jail as the ‘welcoming’ structure at the gateway to downtown just off the busiest freeway exit into our urban core at the very same time Detroit’s center is undergoing an unprecedented positive transformation should outrage every single citizen, business and government official of our great […]

July 15, 2014

I’m Hoping It’s ‘Smart’ to Invest in ‘Genius’

By: Dan Gilbert

Read “I’m Hoping It’s “Smart” to Invest in “Genius”” by Dan Gilbert on News Genius

January 14, 2014

Snow, Creativity & The Fresh Start of 2014…#1 of 99

By: Dan Gilbert

Read “Snow, Creativity & The Fresh Start of 2014” by Dan Gilbert on News Genius

January 4, 2013

Greatness in 2013

By: Dan Gilbert

Yesterday, I sent out the note below in an email to more than 10,000 of our team members throughout our family of companies. Enjoy! -Dan G. Welcome to 2013. It’s a year. But it’s also a place. A place where you will be spending another 361 days beginning today and ending next December 31st. So, […]

December 3, 2012

27 Things I've Learned in 27 Years

By: Dan Gilbert

For Quicken Loans’ 25th anniversary in 2010, I shared “25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years” with you here on my blog. Two years have passed and I have since revisited my list of lessons about business and life. Today, I present to you a new and improved list, filled with things I’ve learned over […]

August 19, 2011

An Idea to Get Our Economy Moving Ahead Quickly

By: Dan Gilbert

I believe there is a quick, easy, no-brainer initiative that both Republicans and Democrats could get behind and would have an immediate significant and positive impact on the U.S. economy, create millions of jobs and have zero negative effect on the federal budget. We are currently in a state where cash is at an all […]

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