Category Archive: Links of Interest

May 15 2013

Top10 from the Last 30

Top 10 CRE posts from the last 30 days

Nov 22 2011

Black Friday Good for Business Professionals

Black Friday, which in the U.S. pretty much begins Thanksgiving week and runs at least through Cyber Monday, is expected to generate outstanding deals on products of use for business professionals.  Laptops, computers, cell phones, GPS devices, and other office supplies are among the items expected to be heavily discounted. Amazon is searching for the …

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Nov 07 2011

Apple’s Supply-Chain Secret

Businessweek: Life as an Apple supplier is lucrative because of the high volumes but painful because of the strings attached. When Apple asks for a price quote for parts such as touchscreens, it demands a detailed accounting of how the manufacturer arrived at the quote, including its estimates for material and labor costs, and its …

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Sep 06 2011

Talent and Vendors

Seth Godin: Most industry is built on vendor relationships, and vendors expect and sometimes value the impersonal nature of their relationships. This scales… until you lump in the talent. Should you treat vendors with respect? No doubt about it. Human beings do their best work when they’re treated fairly and with enthusiasm. But when the …

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Jul 25 2011

Why America’s Young And Restless Will Abandon Cities For Suburbs

Evidence from the last Census show a marked acceleration of movement not into cities but toward suburban and exurban locations.

Jul 18 2011

How to Remember People’s Names

Jun 17 2011

Cubicle Becoming Relic in Modern Workplace

The high-walled cubicle is quickly becoming a relic in the modern workplace. It is also becoming more common for executives to move out of their offices and sit with the rest of the workers. And the actual size of our workspaces is shrinking, as employees increasingly split their time between working remotely and in the …

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Jun 09 2011

Restaurant Lease Rule Changes to Impact Multi-site Retailers

From QSR: It’s always been difficult to own and operate a successful quick serve, and in the next few years, it might get tougher. That’s because some proposed rule changes in the way a company’s balance sheets are organized could create mayhem by showing that, on paper at least, a profitable quick-serve unit is losing …

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Apr 29 2011

Leading From Your Strengths

Leading from your strengths, not your weaknesses.

Apr 28 2011

CoStar Group to Acquire LoopNet

CoStar Group to Acquire LoopNet

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