David Lykken is 40-year industry veteran who consults on virtually all aspects of mortgage banking. David hosts a successful weekly radio program called “Lykken On Lending” (www.LykkenOnLending.com) that is heard each Monday at noon (Central Standard Time) by thousands of mortgage professionals.
If you want to know you're doing right by your customers, you've got to ask them
The people who make the best decisions aren't just relying on intuition, but objective fact
There's more to innovation than just the latest gadgets. We can be innovative in our business processes -- and even in our own quest for self-improvement
The more tasks we can automate, the more time we'll have to focus on the most important part of our business
Of course we need to know how hot-button issues will affect the mortgage business. But should industry leaders publicize their personal opinions?
Despite the best intentions, regulators can harm the very people they're trying to help
The industry has gone from not enough regulation to too much. But will regulators ever ease up without litigation?
Perseverance against big odds shows employees that victory is possible, however unlikely it may seem
We don't like volatility because it means uncertainty. But is it always a bad thing?
Global issues can certainly be interesting, but are they really relevant to the mortgage market?