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- Rudyard Kipling

Archive for ‘Business & Entrepreneurship’

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 […]

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 […]

July 21, 2011

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Joins Dan Gilbert in Detroit Venture Partners

By: Dan Gilbert

Entrepreneur and NBA Hall of Famer to join venture capital firm launching tech companies in Detroit. DETROIT, July 21, 2011 – Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Hall of Fame NBA star, philanthropist and entrepreneur, announced today he will join Detroit Venture Partners (DVP) as a general partner. DVP is a Detroit-based venture capital firm that invests in […]

July 17, 2011

Detroit 2.0: It's Real and It's Happening Now

By: Dan Gilbert

Let’s talk Detroit. As you may have read, we (as in our entire organization from top to bottom) are like the pig at breakfast when it comes to Motown: Fully committed. Or as those who play Texas Hold Em’ like to say: “All in.” Why? Because we live here and work here (and we’re here, […]

December 20, 2010

25 Things I've Learned in 25 Years

By: Dan Gilbert

Our Quicken Loans family celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. For a quarter century, Quicken Loans has helped more than one million American families in all 50 states realize the dream of homeownership. In the past quarter century, I have made my share of mistakes and have learned a few things along the way as […]