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Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

February 2nd, 2023  · Commentary  · GOV  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

There is, fortunately, only one book required to become a master at both strategy and conflict. The History of the Peloponnesian War is simply the sum of all human knowledge as it regards alliance, outcome, and shared intent in the complexity of modern human experience.  The good news for more current strategic practitioners is that…Read More from Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

January 27th, 2023  · Commentary  · GOV  · Real Estate  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

As we think about growing our commercial foundation (and subsequent tax base) as a region, we tend to think about the ingredients that, when combined, make growth an inevitable outcome. Whether it’s at the government level, the nonprofit sector, or the private world, one ingredient is standing out more clearly than perhaps any time in…Read More from Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

Sound Strategy: Five important questions for greater Outer Banks region’s economy in 2023

January 23rd, 2023  · Commentary  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Five important questions for greater Outer Banks region’s economy in 2023

Thinking about outcomes in this New Year, with all its changing perspectives, can be daunting at best. Socrates teaches us to always begin with a definition, of course, and perhaps the most human challenge of all lies not in our ability to provide the right answers but in our ability to ask the right questions….Read More from Sound Strategy: Five important questions for greater Outer Banks region’s economy in 2023

Sound Strategy: If history repeats itself in real estate market, Outer Banks will be ready

January 12th, 2023  · BIZ  · Commentary  · Real Estate  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: If history repeats itself in real estate market, Outer Banks will be ready

The welcome contrarians among us will occasionally point to a potentially inevitable decline in the real estate market reminiscent of the 2008 memory. History will repeat itself, they might say, as it always does. And indeed, it might. However, as Howard Marks points out, there is a difference between pessimism and skepticism. Perhaps a better…Read More from Sound Strategy: If history repeats itself in real estate market, Outer Banks will be ready

Commentary: Gov. Cooper – Sustainable electricity we can rely on

January 10th, 2023  · Commentary  · GOV
Commentary: Gov. Cooper – Sustainable electricity we can rely on

In the wake of rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve across a large portion of the state, and the attack on a substation in Moore County last month, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper released a commentary Tuesday on ensuring reliable electrical service. North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly…Read More from Commentary: Gov. Cooper – Sustainable electricity we can rely on

Sound Strategy: Consider “three C’s of context” when looking ahead to 2023’s visitor economy

January 5th, 2023  · Commentary  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Consider “three C’s of context” when looking ahead to 2023’s visitor economy

In looking at some recent numbers around the visitor economy on the Outer Banks from the Dare County tourism team, it’s helpful for a moment to consider the “three C’s of context” before we begin to assess probabilities for the New Year. The causes, courses, and consequences of a softening of the visitor economy are…Read More from Sound Strategy: Consider “three C’s of context” when looking ahead to 2023’s visitor economy

Sound Strategy: End of year reflections

December 29th, 2022  · Commentary  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: End of year reflections

The end of the year is a great time to look back, learn, and plan ahead. In doing so, we understand that it’s only by placing the future in context that we can arrive at the destination we set out for at the beginning. In other words, you can’t see the picture if you’re within…Read More from Sound Strategy: End of year reflections

Sound Strategy: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

December 26th, 2022  · Commentary  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

“Sound Strategy”, a weekly commentary from our publisher Clark Twiddy, features issues, ideas and information focused on our mission statement of “Covering the Business News of the Greater Outer Banks”. Life goes on as it tends to, and our memories fade as our minds are filled with the challenges of today. And while it’s always…Read More from Sound Strategy: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

Sound Strategy: Sound preparation for bad weather is good strategy

December 16th, 2022  · Commentary  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Sound preparation for bad weather is good strategy

WOBX has launched a weekly commentary, “Sound Strategy”, from our publisher Clark Twiddy that will feature issues, ideas and information focused on our mission statement of “Covering the Business News of the Greater Outer Banks”. The famed economist John Maynard Keynes once remarked, in considering the future of financial markets, that it was important to…Read More from Sound Strategy: Sound preparation for bad weather is good strategy

Sound Strategy: Linking our state’s visitor economy to our own

December 12th, 2022  · Commentary  · Top Stories
Sound Strategy: Linking our state’s visitor economy to our own

WOBX is launching a weekly commentary, “Sound Strategy”, from our publisher Clark Twiddy that will feature issues, ideas and information focused on our mission statement of “Covering the Business News of the Greater Outer Banks”. As our visitor economy regionally continues to evolve based on several years of remarkable growth, we’re reminded that the only…Read More from Sound Strategy: Linking our state’s visitor economy to our own

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Commentary GOV Top Stories February 2nd, 2023

Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

There is, fortunately, only one book required to become a master at both strategy and conflict. The History of the Peloponnesian War is simply the sum of all human knowledge as it regards alliance, outcome, and shared intent in the complexity of modern human experience.  The good news for more current strategic practitioners is that…Read More from Sound Strategy: Good sign for our region to see leaders gathered around rostrum with common goals

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Commentary GOV Real Estate Top Stories January 27th, 2023

Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

As we think about growing our commercial foundation (and subsequent tax base) as a region, we tend to think about the ingredients that, when combined, make growth an inevitable outcome. Whether it’s at the government level, the nonprofit sector, or the private world, one ingredient is standing out more clearly than perhaps any time in…Read More from Sound Strategy: Further incentives can help address the region’s essential housing issue

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Commentary Top Stories January 23rd, 2023

Sound Strategy: Five important questions for greater Outer Banks region’s economy in 2023

Thinking about outcomes in this New Year, with all its changing perspectives, can be daunting at best. Socrates teaches us to always begin with a definition, of course, and perhaps the most human challenge of all lies not in our ability to provide the right answers but in our ability to ask the right questions….Read More from Sound Strategy: Five important questions for greater Outer Banks region’s economy in 2023

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BIZ Commentary Real Estate Top Stories January 12th, 2023

Sound Strategy: If history repeats itself in real estate market, Outer Banks will be ready

The welcome contrarians among us will occasionally point to a potentially inevitable decline in the real estate market reminiscent of the 2008 memory. History will repeat itself, they might say, as it always does. And indeed, it might. However, as Howard Marks points out, there is a difference between pessimism and skepticism. Perhaps a better…Read More from Sound Strategy: If history repeats itself in real estate market, Outer Banks will be ready

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Commentary GOV January 10th, 2023

Commentary: Gov. Cooper – Sustainable electricity we can rely on

In the wake of rolling blackouts on Christmas Eve across a large portion of the state, and the attack on a substation in Moore County last month, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper released a commentary Tuesday on ensuring reliable electrical service. North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly…Read More from Commentary: Gov. Cooper – Sustainable electricity we can rely on

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Commentary Top Stories January 5th, 2023

Sound Strategy: Consider “three C’s of context” when looking ahead to 2023’s visitor economy

In looking at some recent numbers around the visitor economy on the Outer Banks from the Dare County tourism team, it’s helpful for a moment to consider the “three C’s of context” before we begin to assess probabilities for the New Year. The causes, courses, and consequences of a softening of the visitor economy are…Read More from Sound Strategy: Consider “three C’s of context” when looking ahead to 2023’s visitor economy

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Commentary Top Stories December 26th, 2022

Sound Strategy: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

“Sound Strategy”, a weekly commentary from our publisher Clark Twiddy, features issues, ideas and information focused on our mission statement of “Covering the Business News of the Greater Outer Banks”. Life goes on as it tends to, and our memories fade as our minds are filled with the challenges of today. And while it’s always…Read More from Sound Strategy: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L.P. Hartley

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Commentary Top Stories December 16th, 2022

Sound Strategy: Sound preparation for bad weather is good strategy

WOBX has launched a weekly commentary, “Sound Strategy”, from our publisher Clark Twiddy that will feature issues, ideas and information focused on our mission statement of “Covering the Business News of the Greater Outer Banks”. The famed economist John Maynard Keynes once remarked, in considering the future of financial markets, that it was important to…Read More from Sound Strategy: Sound preparation for bad weather is good strategy

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Commentary Top Stories December 12th, 2022

Sound Strategy: Linking our state’s visitor economy to our own

WOBX is launching a weekly commentary, “Sound Strategy”, from our publisher Clark Twiddy that will feature issues, ideas and information focused on our mission statement of “Covering the Business News of the Greater Outer Banks”. As our visitor economy regionally continues to evolve based on several years of remarkable growth, we’re reminded that the only…Read More from Sound Strategy: Linking our state’s visitor economy to our own