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Dan Gilbert

My Boss' Words Were So Inspiring...I Quit My Job

K.C. Wilder | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
K.C. Wilder

Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans, had me at, 'Hello.' Or maybe more accurately, he had me at, 'You're hired.' And okay - if we're...

The Myth of Happiness That Will Prevent You From Being Truly Happy

Jackie Vecchio | Posted 02.03.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Jackie Vecchio

The greatest myth of happiness is that it is in the future. Somewhere out there. Attached to some thing, some achievement, some success. And only when we finally reach it, do we get to experience it.

Detroit Horse Power: Urban Horsemanship Provides A Proven Tool For Changing Lives

Nancy Kotting | Posted 06.27.2016 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

There are models across the country where horses are brought into urban environments to enhance the lives of those within. They exist legally via ordinance or special use permits, some for recreational purposes such as the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Forbes Reinventing America: The Entrepreneurial Workforce Summit in Detroit

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 05.14.2016 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Paul Noglows, the executive producer of the Forbes Reinventing America Project, brought together all the ideas, personalities, innovations, corporate cultures, and solutions in an opinion-packed summit to a city that is convinced it is a new frontier.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

When we see people doing just and praiseworthy acts, we should honor them for their efforts. If we stand idly by and watch as the cynics work to find the negatives in positive situations, we are doing a disservice to society.

Our Architecture, Ourselves: Building a Future in Detroit

Nancy Kotting | Posted 05.07.2016 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

This is what makes Detroit such a powerful place: We don't allow our architecture to lie about who and what we are, where we have been nor the mistakes we have made. We let our historic architecture tell the truth. We have been through some nasty times, now take a seat and let me tell you a story.

In Returning to the Cavaliers, LeBron James Exemplifies Two Rare Leadership Qualities

Shayne Hughes | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Shayne Hughes

If we had more leaders embodying this leadership mindset, we'd be well on our way to creating a better future.

Show Them a Different Side of Detroit

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.22.2014 | Detroit
Jamison Doran

I'm certainly not a world traveler, but I have been to a fair number of cities and states in the United States and the people of Detroit are some of the nicest, most resilient and inspiring people I've ever met.

Jordan Schultz

LeBron James Heads Back To Cleveland, But Let's Go Easy On The Hero Talk | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports

After four years with the Miami Heat, LeBron James has returned to play for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. He's once again working with team owner ...

LeBron James: The Dark Knight Returns

Colin Liotta | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Colin Liotta

Love him or hate him, LeBron James's announcement transcends the world of sports. And, when looking at his life and career, it is hard not to think of him as the NBA's version of Batman.

King James Goes Home

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Joe Peyronnin

At 29 years old, LeBron James is the biggest superstar in the world. Yet this kid from Northeast Ohio, who had a difficult childhood, is a doting father, a loving husband and a wonderful son. His Akron roots run deep.

Heat Owner Took LeBron's 2014 Decision A Bit Better Than Dan Gilbert In 2010

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

Haters of comic sans font may be as relieved as fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After LeBron James announced that he would be returning to the Cavali...

Return Of The King: The Case For And Against LeBron's Return To Cleveland

Evan F. Moore | Posted 09.09.2014 | Sports
Evan F. Moore

After the way they've acted in recent years, LeBron James might want to take a pass on coming back to Cleveland. However, it seems that LeBron has shown more maturity than the people who cursed his name four years ago.

Cavs Owner's LeBron-Trashing Letter Disappears

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

Remember that scathing letter Cleveland Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wrote to his fanbase after LeBron James announced his decision to take his talents to S...

Detroit's New Task Force Report Is "Blight" On Cue

Chloe Taft | Posted 07.29.2014 | Detroit
Chloe Taft

The lessons from the past, including resistance that led to rethinking the top-down approach and discrimination embedded in the postwar federal urban renewal program, suggest that efforts to reshape American cities' landscapes will not succeed without community buy-in.

Laurie Anderson Surprises Us All

Tim McHenry | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

Laurie Anderson once said on stage at the Rubin that the essence of good art is that it should have the ability to surprise. It no longer surprises me...

Dan Gilbert: 'Detroit Will Thrive Again'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.19.2013 | Detroit

On the day Detroit filed for bankruptcy, at least one businessman was still putting his faith -- and potentially millions of dollars -- in the city. ...

Dan Gilbert: Buying A JAIL?

Detroit News | Posted 09.17.2013 | Detroit

Rock Ventures LLC, a unit of Dan Gilbert's business empire, will offer today to buy the unfinished Wayne County Jail at Gratiot and Madison, as well t...

To Live And Rise Detroit

Cecilia Pagkalinawan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Small Business
Cecilia Pagkalinawan

I got on my plane to NY after 48 hours in Detroit with tears in my eyes. Why was I so moved by the people, entrepreneurs, and start-ups I met during such a short visit? Trips to London, Milan, Los Angeles and San Francisco have never affected me in such a way.

Dan Gilbert, King Of All He Surveys, Buys More Buildings

Detroit News | Posted 08.18.2013 | Detroit

Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures added two adjacent buildings on Woodward Avenue to its vast downtown Detroit collection. The buildings are 620 and 630 ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

LOOK: These Are The Winning Hudson's Site Designs | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Detroit

When one of Detroit's most iconic landmarks was reduced to rubble 15 years ago, an open stretch of land was left where the 25-story Hudson's departmen...

LOOK: Detroit Landmark's Past And Present

Posted 06.12.2013 | Detroit

The iconic Hudson's department store in Detroit closed 30 years ago, and its demolition 15 years late left one more open space in the heart of the cit...

Ashley Woods

Gilbert's Company Has Good Reason To Get Jail Out Of Downtown | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.04.2013 | Detroit

Developer Dan Gilbert has worked to transform Downtown Detroit into a lively cultural destination. So it's not surprising that he'd like to help a cou...

Some Billionaire's Folly: Is Detroit an Incredible Investment Opportunity?

Alex Alsup | Posted 08.03.2013 | Detroit
Alex Alsup

Most say Detroit is done for, finished. But I just can't reconcile that attitude with what I think is plain to see: Detroit is the best investment opportunity since some numbskull bought Alaska for $7 million.

Do Sunny Days Make You Feel Good About Life?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

There are a few studies out there that also examine the relationship between weather and measures of well-being, including mood and overall life satisfaction.