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Key Idea: Create Space that Inspires Quality

Carlsbad, California: Can an entire industry, the business of performance management, be reduced to a postcard? Can the deep study of kaizen and the work of business gurus like Peter Drucker be reduced to a link?  The quick answer is, "Yes." Visit Modern Postcard and meet Steve Hoffman and his team  producing over 100 million postcards a year for some 150,000 customers.

Now, part of the answer:  Make a statement with your office space.  After leasing space for years and spending plenty of money to upgrade it to his standards, Steve's CPA told him it was time for him to own his own building.

We know that creating high quality operating space matters to every business owner we have studied here, however, Modern Postcard stands out because the leadership places a high value on beauty, ambiance and aura. As a photographer of real estate since 1976, Steve has seen world-class architecture and world-class locations.   More...

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