Mental Model: Multiplying By Zero

Mental Model: Multiplying By Zero

Basic Definition If you multiply effort in any area by zero, then the effort is completely wasted. Explanation of the Concept We know that five times zero is zero.  We know that 584,235 times zero is also still zero.  We’re taught this in school as simply “a rule”...
Ventas (VTR)

Ventas (VTR)

Ventas’ Seniors Housing Sunrise of Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL .  Image Source: Ventas Ventas is a healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust that operates primarily in the United States.  They are one of the largest providers of senior housing, and also other...
Digital Realty (DRT)

Digital Realty (DRT)

One of Digital Realty’s data centers.  Image Source: Digital Realty Digital Realty buys and operates buildings that house data centers.  Data centers are physical locations where computer systems are stored.  Companies pay DRT to store, protect, and route their...
Federal Realty (FRT)

Federal Realty (FRT)

The Santana Row property in San Jose, CA.  Image Source: SanJose.org The History of Federal Realty   Started by Samuel Gorlitz.  In the 1950s Gorlitz was an economist who studied at the University of Chicago and later worked for the State Department.  On the side...