Month: April 2014

Atlas Senior Living

Favorite Quotes

Some of my favorite quotes: “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a…
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Collaborative Management

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the women and children to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” -Antoine de Saint-Exopery E20-885 I believe in a collaborative approach to management and that particularly, in our industry, no one gets…
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The Right People

Who are the right people in our key positions? Excerpt from How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins The right people fit with the company’s core values. Great companies build almost cult like cultures, where those who do not share the institution’s values find themselves surrounded by antibodies and ejected like a virus. People often…
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An Introduction

So I guess we should start with an introduction; my name is Wyman Hamilton and I am a principal in Atlas Senior Living, an owner/operator and management/consulting senior housing company. We are a start-up company and excited to be able to serve seniors in this industry. Prior to Atlas, I was an officer at Brookdale…
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Nursing Home Christmas Story

One December morning in the nursing home, I was walking down the hall and noticed Mrs. Smith in her wheelchair, in the middle of the hallway looking up at a red ball on the ceiling (a Christmas decoration). I spoke to Mrs. Smith and she did not respond. The nursing staff had been trying to…
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