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Andee’s Army 5K Run/Walk this weekend: Supporting Children with Brain Injuries

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

This weekend, March 31, 2012, is Andee’s Army 5K Fun Run. The andee’s army foundation is focused on supporting children with brain injuries. A little about Andee from the andeesarmy website. “On January 4, 2011, Andee Poulos, an Eighth Grader at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, fell victim to a circulatory problem in her brain, an extremely […]

Top of Mind Networks Geeked Out Development update 5/21

May 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

Readers, many of you know David Orsini as one of the three owners of the company and the original developer of our surefire 1.0 system.  Because no one actually knows this system better than David, part of our restructuring last week was designed to free up some of David’s time so that he can extend the current surefire […]

Top of Mind Networks Geeked Out Development update 5/17

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

Status: Realistically, we’re another couple of weeks away from releasing suREFIre 2.0 enhancements. Reason: Last week we took a very long, very hard, and very painful look at what we were doing from a technology perspective and ultimately decided that our technology approach was no longer serving our business objectives, even should we be able […]

Top of Mind Networks Geeked Out Development update 5/6

May 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

New Deadline:                 5/14 Code Complete:               70% Momentum:                      Medium Current Roadblocks:       none Confidence Level:           85%  What’s going well?  The Javascript jungle has been mostly tamed… at least a bit (it just took me 6 days instead of 4).  I’ve successfully ported over all our code to external files so we can more easily debug any issues […]

Top of Mind Networks Geeked Out Development update 5/4

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

New Deadline:                 5/14 Code Complete:               60% Momentum:                      Medium Current Roadblocks:       Web of Intertangled Javascript Confidence Level:           80%  What’s going well?  It’s been a couple of days since my last update because we’ve hit our first major roadblock (which I’ll discuss below).  The good news is that this roadblock is not related to call list or […]

Top of Mind Networks Geeked Out Development update 4/27

April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

Top of Mind Networks Geeked Out Development update

suREFIre 2.0 CRMS Geeked Out Development Update

April 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

suREFIre 2.0 CRMS Geeked Out Development update 4/21
We came, we released, we got great feedback, and as Mark said Monday, we went back to the drawing board.

The Red Flags Rule and benefits of using 3rd party vendors

April 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

The security of your borrower’s data and private information should be everyones number one concern and the Red Flags Rule reinforces this by now requiring you to have documented plans and procedures in place. The benefits of integrating a 3rd party vendor into your business model to mitigate the risks of identity theft are very real and very compelling. It also allows you to focus on what you do best, which is closing loans, instead of trying to become a security expert.

Leading a horse to water and the politics of thirst in the desert

April 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment

The environment within the mortgage and finance industry has improved “a bit” the last month or two, but don’t allow this to change your view on whether the thirst for regulation and enforcement has slackened in the minds of the public, especially since mortgage late payments and mortgage defaults are expected to continue to rise in the next 12 months. The mortgage broker is still in the desert and they can still be sacrificed for the “greater good” on the way to economic recovery.

Does your mortgage association wield political clout or inspire political doubt?

February 18, 2009 by · 5 Comments

Mortgage Brokers … your state and national associations are the only advocates you have right now against a tidal wave of opposition. Without GAMB (or state equivalent) and NAMB, you are alone and you will be swept away by the coming tsunami. You must vigorously and rigorously get involved, right now, if you want to continue to survive in this industry.