NewsFeeds 5.23.11

Chesterfield looks to avoid more sprawl (Times-Dispatch)
Chesterfield officials are promoting development of housing and retail within the already-developed state Route 288 corridor to revitalize tired shopping centers and build homes in established communities.

UVa endowment bounces back from steep losses (Daily Progress)
The University of Virginia’s endowment and other associated money has regained the roughly $1.5 billion it lost when the economy crashed.

Jungle Golf looks forward to booming tourism season (Virginian-Pilot)
The main attractions for Jungle Golf, according to Rachel Cook, the general manager for more than 10 years, aren’t shiny golf clubs or revised course layouts, but the flora. That’s why the business replaced most of its greenery last week and installed 2,000 trees, plants and shrubs. It’s the most expensive pre-summer preparation, costing thousands of dollars.

As Lenders Hold Homes in Foreclosure, Sales Are Hurt (NY Times)
The nation’s biggest banks and mortgage lenders have steadily amassed real estate empires, acquiring a glut of foreclosed homes that threatens to deepen the housing slump and create a further drag on the economic recovery.

Making Humor Part of a Sales Pitch (WSJ)
Jokes can help establish a rapport with customers, release tension and increase your “likability factor”—all of which can make it a lot easier to close a deal, says Burt Teplitzky, a stand-up comedian.

Entrepreneur, the Magazine That Sues Entrepreneurs (Business Week)
The curious case of Entrepreneur Media Inc., which never rests in its quest to nurture—and afflict—other startups.

Conan O’Brien’s Guide To Creativity (Fast Company)
The comedian talks about improvising to find the funny, learning from smart CEOs–also, horse betting, surfing, and marinating.

Chesterfield looks to avoid more sprawl (Times-Dispatch)
Chesterfield officials are promoting development of housing and retail within the already-developed state Route 288 corridor to revitalize tired shopping centers and build homes in established communities.

UVa endowment bounces back from steep losses (Daily Progress)
The University of Virginia’s endowment and other associated money has regained the roughly $1.5 billion it lost when the economy crashed.

Jungle Golf looks forward to booming tourism season (Virginian-Pilot)
The main attractions for Jungle Golf, according to Rachel Cook, the general manager for more than 10 years, aren’t shiny golf clubs or revised course layouts, but the flora. That’s why the business replaced most of its greenery last week and installed 2,000 trees, plants and shrubs. It’s the most expensive pre-summer preparation, costing thousands of dollars.

As Lenders Hold Homes in Foreclosure, Sales Are Hurt (NY Times)
The nation’s biggest banks and mortgage lenders have steadily amassed real estate empires, acquiring a glut of foreclosed homes that threatens to deepen the housing slump and create a further drag on the economic recovery.

Making Humor Part of a Sales Pitch (WSJ)
Jokes can help establish a rapport with customers, release tension and increase your “likability factor”—all of which can make it a lot easier to close a deal, says Burt Teplitzky, a stand-up comedian.

Entrepreneur, the Magazine That Sues Entrepreneurs (Business Week)
The curious case of Entrepreneur Media Inc., which never rests in its quest to nurture—and afflict—other startups.

Conan O’Brien’s Guide To Creativity (Fast Company)
The comedian talks about improvising to find the funny, learning from smart CEOs–also, horse betting, surfing, and marinating.

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