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My daughter gave me a book for Father's Day called "Gumption" by Nick Offerman. He offers a bit of wisdom from Herbert A. Simon, a political scientist and Nobel Prize laureate. "In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else:...

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The South Indian Monkey Trap

This week's blog is a parable from Robert Pirsig's amazing book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". A small Indian village had a monkey infestation problem. They asked for help in designing a humane way to capture and relocate the animals. A villager devised...

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Ken on In the Know with Michael Chabot

Ken will be appearing on "In the Know with Michael Chabot", a radio show on TalkRadio 790 KABC, on February 24, 2016 at 12 noon. Ken will discuss the interaction of real estate and bankruptcy issues, including the rights of homeowners and lenders facing default,...

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The New California Finance Lenders Law Exemption

Pursuant to California Financial Code §22602, persons that make only occasional commercial loans in California may be able to take advantage of an expanded licensing exemption under the California Finance Lenders Law (“CFLL”). However, the new “referral” exemption is...

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Thoughts on the “Blurred Lines” ruling

By now you have all heard about the ruling in the “Blurred Lines” case. The jury found that Robin Thicke noticeably ripped off Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" when he wrote the smash hit "Blurred Lines" with Pharrell Williams and T.I. He and co-songwriter...

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