Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

May 22nd, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

IBM Tells Remote Employees to get Back to the Office
“IBM, one of the technology-sector giants that pioneered the concept of allowing its employees to work from home, is pulling the plug on its remote-working policy in an effort to create a more collaborative environment for it’s approximately 380,000 workers around the world.” www.mercurynews.com

What’s Behind GE’s Move From the Connecticut Suburbs to Boston
“Although its new office building won’t be finished until 2019, executives have moved into temporary Boston offices. The company hasn’t wasted time in adopting its new home city. It has pledged a $50 million donation in the next five years for causes including Boston public schools and fighting the opioid epidemic in the region. It also cut a three-year deal with the Boston Celtics to provide data, analytics and equipment, and to put its logo on their uniforms. www.wsj.com

Drones Go To Work
“In some ways it’s astonishing that we’re using drones on construction sites and in movies. Ten years ago the technology was still in labs. Five years ago it was merely very expensive. Today you can buy a drone at Walmart that can do real enterprise work, using software in the cloud. Now that it’s so cheap and easy to put cameras in the sky, it’s becoming commercially useful. Beyond construction, drone data is used in agriculture (crop mapping), energy (solar and wind turbine monitoring), insurance (roof scanning), infrastructure (inspection), communications, and countless other industries that touch the physical world. We know that “you can manage only what you can measure,” but usually measuring the real world is hard. Drones make it much easier.” www.hbr.org

How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attack
The most disheartening revelation from the cyberattack was that there was a fix available for the ransomware before the attack. Microsoft, which makes Windows, released a patch for the WannaCry vulnerability eight weeks ago, said Chris Wysopal, the chief technology officer of Veracode, an application security company.” www.nytimes.com

Amazon No. 2 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies list — see where else ‘the world wants to work now’
“I believe the biggest reason that the best talent in the world wants to work and stay at Amazon is our unique culture of innovation and customer obsession,” said Beth Galetti, SVP of human resources at Amazon. “Thank you to our hundreds of thousands of employees who bring this culture to life and make sure every day at Amazon is Day 1.” www.geekwire.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

May 15th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

Sam Zell Looks Back
“Over his long career, he says, “the thing I’m most proud of is nobody has ever left a meeting with me and said, ‘What do you think he meant?’ A lot of times you don’t agree, and a lot of times…you could be irate, but you’re not going to come back and say, ‘What did you say?’” www.wsj.com

Take Something Off: How To Get The Life And Career You Really Want
“First of all, don’t be so stuck in anything. What if Jacki has a heart attack or is diagnosed with cancer or if something happens in her life that is a wakeup call? She would give up her work, take care of herself and do what she loves because suddenly life becomes precious. We live as if we’re going to live forever. www.forbes.com

Amazon to Share New Building With Homeless Shelter in Seattle
Talk About Mixed Use
“In an unusual arrangement, the company has agreed to give (a homeless) shelter, Mary’s Place, a permanent home inside one of the new office buildings for which it will break ground in the fall.

Amazon will give roughly half of the six-story building to the shelter, providing it with 47,000 square feet of space with private rooms that can hold 65 families, or about 220 people and their pets. The facility, expected to open in early 2020, will have its own entrance and elevators.” www.NYTimes.com

Your Boss Wants To See You. Again.
Welcome to the era of the never-ending performance review. As companies such as Adobe Systems Inc. and General Electric Co. revamp and rethink the detested annual review, they have put in place new evaluations designed to give employees more-frequent feedback. Companies say they are staying current with young workers accustomed to instant gratification in form of Facebook likes and Yelp ratings. Managers and employees say it is tough learning to give – and receive – constant critiques and praise.

“You really have to put your ego aside,” said Deloitte LLP consultant Cashel Discepola, who transitioned last year from twice-annual feedback to talking about performance with her manager every other week.” www.wsj.com

The Next Hot Housing Market: Starter Homes
“They’re crawling out of their parents’ basements, they’re forming households and they’re looking to buy,” said Doug Bauer, chief executive of home builder Tri Pointe Group Inc., which operates in eight states.

In a shift, new households are overwhelmingly choosing to buy rather than rent. Some 854,000 new-owner households were formed during the first three months of the year, more than double the 365,000 new-renter households formed during the period, according to Census Bureau data. It was the first time in a decade there were more new buyers than renters, according to an analysis by home-tracker Trulia. www.wsj.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

May 8th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi
“…not convinced of the risks? Here’s a story that should worry business travelers in particular. In 2014 experts from Kaspersky Lab uncovered a very sophisticated hacking campaign called “Dark Hotel.” Operating for more than seven years and believed to be a sophisticated economic espionage campaign by an unknown country, Dark Hotel targeted CEOs, government agencies, U.S. executives, NGOs, and other high-value targets while they were in Asia. When executives connected to their luxury hotel’s Wi-Fi network and downloaded what they believed were regular software updates, their devices were infected with malware. This malware could sit inactive and undetected for several months before being remotely accessed to obtain sensitive information on the device.” www.hbr.com

Five Reasons Why ‘The Retail Apocalypse’ Is A False Scare Story
“Talk about the death of retail is great click bait. Media outlets from the Wall Street Journal to Fortune to USA Today have trumpeted news about store closings, retail bankruptcies, and the end of retail as we know it. If we’re to believe these articles, we’ll all be buying from Amazon.com, and malls will become old age homes for Baby Boomers. And the rest of us should just close up shop now, and put an end to the pain. www.forbes.com

Alexa and Cortana May Be Heading to the Office
“Whether for work or home, intelligent assistants are part of a trend that has brought voice-control capabilities to such devices as cellphones, connected cars and certain home appliances. Apple Inc. (AAPL) introduced voice-recognition technology to customers’ pockets with the release of iPhone 4s with Siri in 2011.” www.wsj.com

How To Use Your Digital Footprint To Advance Your Career
In today’s world, your social media presence is essential. The content you share represents who you are and what you stand for—it is your digital footprint. With one google search of your name prospective clients, employers, and co-workers can get a snapshot of your history.

Surveys show employers check LinkedIn as the most popular channel (96%), followed by Facebook (56%), Twitter (41%) and Instagram (7%). It’s a common misconception that you should only focus on your social media presence if you want to be an influencer. In many cases having no online presence can hinder your chances for employment or future collaborations even further.” www.forbes.com

At These Startups, HR Comes Before the Ping-Pong Tables
“Even with five to 10 people, if you don’t get the right culture going early, it’s almost impossible to get right later,” says CodeFights Chief Executive Tigran Sloyan. Quickly adding staff without building the right team can hit, not help, the bottom line of an early startup, he said.

These efforts test the conventional wisdom that spending time on HR policies drags on startups’ growth. Uber, for instance, had recruiting staff and a team to handle administrative HR functions in its earlier years but didn’t hire its first senior HR chief until 2014, when it had about 600 employees.”  www.wsj.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

May 1st, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

At These Startups, HR Comes Before the Ping-Pong Tables
Rather than scale hastily, handful of tech firms focus on getting office culture right—the first time

“Amid recent workplace troubles at Zenefits, Uber Technologies Inc. and elsewhere, a handful of founders are taking a different tack and formalizing their workplace culture as deliberately as they build their products—sometimes before they have enough staff to fill a conference room. The hope, these founders say, is that a more motivated, well-oiled workforce will attract top talent and avoid troubles down the road.” www.wsj.com

Optimism Improves Among CRE Execs, Despite Uncertainties
“The U.S. CRE market is looking at a rising level of confidence, stiffer competition from single-family residential for the nation’s housing dollar, and concerns over rising prices and falling cap rates, according to the eighth annual Akerman U.S. Real Estate Sector Report, released last week. www.cpexecutives.com

Photos: Atlanta’s Bank of America tower redo aims to lure ‘top tech talent’
“Standing 55 stories and 1,023 feet, the tower is still the 11th tallest building in America (with no equal in the Southeast), but it’s been traditionally considered the domain of mahogany-paneled law firms. With refreshed amenities and potentially more techie tenants, new owners and management hope to change that.” www.curbed.com

Why Being Early to Meetings Is Hurting Your Reputation, According to a Green Beret
there is one thing you can do that screams, “This is a person I want to work with” to any of the hundreds of people you come in contact with on a daily or weekly basis. It is a tactic many great leaders employ. It’s simple, it’s free and it is effective: Be on time.

“Don’t show up five minutes late. Don’t show up 15 minutes early. Show up on time.” www.entrepreneur.com

The Worst Way To Open A Meeting Is One You Probably Use
“Do you want to start or should I? This is the worst possible way to open a meeting. And, yet, it is also among the most common. Epidemic, actually. I think it must be contagious.

Why is it bad?

Because it opens the door wide. It’s an invitation to talk. It lets the horses out of the barn. Anyone with a topic that seems relevant to the group, whether a beef or a great idea, can take advantage of the vacuum to make a suggestion. Even if you address the question to a specific person, it doesn’t prevent others from chiming in while they have the chance.”  www.forbes.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

April 24th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All
“Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.” www.theatlantic.com

How Airline Workers Learn to Deal With You
To many travelers, these and other onboard incidents from just the past couple of weeks represent an airline industry out of control, with power-hungry personnel who bring down the hammer if they sense even a whiff of wrongdoing.

People who work on the industry’s front lines, however, consider themselves first responders of the airport and the skies, awkwardly embracing the newfound expectation that they’re as responsible for passenger safety as those who pilot the jets. They do so, many say, without proper staffing or resources, and amid managerial suspicion and passenger disrespect. www.nytimes.com

Can “Returnships” Help Women Restart Careers?
“Outside of work, I started to notice something as I entered my 40s – female friends and colleagues were leaving their careers for a period of time to focus on their children and finding it difficult to restart their careers. Their attempts were thwarted by bias from recruiters and hiring managers who were reluctant to consider a candidate with a career gap or someone who wanted something less than a full-time role.” www.forbes.com

Here’s What I Learned at 52 about Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry
“Wisdom is about pattern recognition. And the older you are, the more patterns you’ve seen. There’s an old saying I love: “When an elder dies, it’s like a library has burned down.” In the digital era, libraries — and elders — aren’t quite as popular as they used to be. But wisdom never grows old.” www.hbr.org

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?
“So, what the heck is going on? The reality is that overall retail spending continues to grow steadily, if a little meagerly. But several trends—including the rise of e-commerce, the over-supply of malls, and the surprising effects of a restaurant renaissance—have conspired to change the face of American shopping.Here are three explanations for the recent demise of America’s storefronts.”  www.theatlantic.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

April 17th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

Solving The Mystery of Government Owned Real Estate
“Governments own and lease more commercial real estate assets than any other entity around the world. The trouble is no one knows exactly how much. Two new tech companies are working to make it easier for real estate professionals to discover and work with government assets.” www.forbes.com

Don’t Get Dragged Away: Learn These Three Basic Facts About Airline Overbooking
If your flight is overbooked and not enough passengers volunteer to take a later one, you could end up being denied boarding. So if you’re not in a rush to get somewhere you might be tempted take the $200 minimum voucher, without realizing that you enter into a contract of carriage every time you purchase a flight, and this contract outlines the legal expectations on you and on the airline. You could be owed more compensation than the minimum $200.

Specifically, if your domestic flight arrives one-two hours late, you’re entitled to 200% of your one-way fare, with a cap of $650. On international flights, you’re entitled to that if your flight arrives four hours late. If your domestic flight arrives more than two hours late, you’re entitled to 400% of your one-way fare, with a cap of $1,300. If international, you’re entitled to that if your flight arrives more than four hours late. So before taking a travel voucher and giving up your seat, stop and consider that it may be preventing you from receiving the greater compensation you would be due if you ended up being denied boarding. www.forbes.com

LinkedIn’s Recruiting Head On Why The First Think He Does In Every Job Interview Is Hand Over A Marker
When LinkedIn’s head of recruiting, Brendan Browne, interviews someone for a job, one of the first things he does is hand over an erasable marker and direct the candidate to a whiteboard on the wall.

He’ll ask the candidate, regardless of position, “What are you most passionate about? Using the whiteboard, explain to me the process of how it works.”

If that seems open to interpretation to you, it’s because it’s supposed to.” www.businessinsider.com

Amazon’s Free Shipping Pushes Small Retailers to Compete
“There is no universe where you can beat Amazon’s shipping prices,” said Stefan Weitz, chief product and strategy officer at Radial, which handles online orders from about two-dozen warehouses and clients’ stores. “I don’t have to beat Amazon. I have to get close enough to provide a service level to my customers.” www.wsj.com

Richard Branson’s 5 a.m. Workout and 5 Other Morning Habits of Successful Billionaires
“Get your head in the game If you think you have a lot on your plate, just imagine what it’s like to wake up every morning and face running one of the world’s biggest businesses. The secret is to have a thoughtful morning routine.” www.inc.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

April 11th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

Downtown Brooklyn’s Dearth of Office Space Beckons Tishman Speyer
“Twenty-first-century real estate is defined by a ‘live-work-play’ dynamic,” said Rob Speyer, the president of Tishman Speyer. “Brooklyn has mastered ‘live-play,’ but now it needs world-class office space for ‘work.” www.nytimes.com

Should CEOs Respond When Employees Complain About Them Online?
“If the decision is to reply to employee criticism, CEOs should remember that a response over social media is not just a response to the critical employee — it’s a message to everyone who comes across it, including potential shareholders, customers, and employeeI mas. As a general rule, simplicity and humility go a long way.” www.hbr.com

Your Accountant Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself
I married mine – tell me about it. www.wsj.com

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter
Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That’s how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to find time to feed their brains despite their insane schedules, after all.

All you need is a few good suggestions of where to start. A fabulously useful Quora thread responding to a questioner who wanted to know “What podcast has made you smarter?” offers tons of great ideas covering topics from design and spirituality to health and entrepreneurship. Happy listening!” www.inc.com

Why Delta Air Lines Paid Me $11,000 Not To Fly To Florida This Weekend
10 things to know about getting bumped off a plane and how to get compensated handsomely.  www.forbes.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

March 27th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

The Dirty Secret That’s Making Major Construction More Expensive 
“With all of these different factors involved in removing dirt from sites, it is no wonder contractors have been devoting greater resources to trying to make the process more efficient. As major projects break ground every year, it keeps becoming harder to find new places to dump the dirt, compounding the logistical challenges contractors face.” www.bisnow.com

“The revelation of how sales people actually spend their time paves the way for management based on facts, not myths. It makes clearer what combination of coverage, alignment, and behaviors generates the best outcomes. And it gives frontline managers a specific agenda for coaching and training, all in the service of inspiring greater productivity for the entire sales team..” www.hbr.com

Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive
“….research adds empirical evidence to a long-recognized phenomenon. Ben Franklin once professed, “I am persuaded that no common air from without is so unwholesome as the air within a close room that has been often breathed and not changed.” We’ve all struggled to concentrate in a conference room that is stuffy and warm. When a window or door is opened and fresh air comes in, it breathes life into the room. Businesses would benefit from recognizing this and taking action to optimize their air quality for employees’ health and productivity. www.hbr.com

How Big Data Improves the Real Estate Industry
The vast big data ocean contains billions of pieces of information and the ultimate goal is to find meaning and patterns. It decreases the risk traditionally associated with real estate business, empowering us to make informed decisions based on facts and figures. We have a chance to obtain greater insight into markets and trends that shape them.” www.inman.com

How the ‘Airbnb for Pets’ Became a $70 Million Business
“The company’s success has been good news for Rocky the fearful goldendoodle, who no longer has to spend her time in kennels. Hirschhorn, speaking while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, says that she’s currently boarding with a DogVacay sitter. “From the pictures I’ve gotten of Rocky at the beach, on a hike, and passed out in her bed,” he adds, “I’m pretty sure she’s having as much fun on vacay as we are.” www.inc.com

Richard Branson’s 5 a.m. Workout and 5 Other Morning Habits of Successful Billionaires
“Get your head in the game If you think you have a lot on your plate, just imagine what it’s like to wake up every morning and face running one of the world’s biggest businesses. The secret is to have a thoughtful morning routine.” www.inc.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

March 20th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

Millennials are Forcing America’s Largest Corporations to Kill Traditional Suburban Office Parks
“…developers still have to decide if their buildings align with what employees are asking for, and doubly so as the desire for certain elements of the ‘urban experience’ have bled into the suburbs. If businesses choose not to adapt to those changing preferences, as…research suggests they should, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if tenants begin to jump ship. The cities that have strong downtowns and are successful in attracting corporate relocations and millennials to live nearby will have an unquestionable edge. “In those metropolitan areas, the suburban campus will be less successful.” www.businessinsider.com

It’s 10 AM. Do You Know What Your Sales Reps Are Doing?
“The revelation of how sales people actually spend their time paves the way for management based on facts, not myths. It makes clearer what combination of coverage, alignment, and behaviors generates the best outcomes. And it gives frontline managers a specific agenda for coaching and training, all in the service of inspiring greater productivity for the entire sales team..” www.hbr.com

High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa
“Popices launched with a new offering: indoor spaces. Their portfolio includes restaurants, cafes, a hotel, and even a converted house-boat. Baker tells us that each space offers different perks, but that “if you compare it to Airbnb, we basically guarantee members a bed (desk + chair) and all the other extras depend on the location they choose. www.https://allwork.space.com

How The Top Real Estate Tycoon In LA Overcame MS To Achieve Success
“Pardee took a year off from working to focus on her values and what was most important to her. She attended the LifeForward program through the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, which gave her the tools to get her life under control. “I was able to hone in on what was important to me in each area of my life – personal, family, friends, business and community. I had to make a commitment to live within my values and be true to myself. I had to learn to give up things I could not change. I made visions boards for my life that incorporated creative ways to live in the moment and truly appreciate every day. Rather than letting the MS diagnosis set me back, I took control of my life and made an actionable plan.”www.forbes.com

How the ‘Airbnb for Pets’ Became a $70 Million Business
“The company’s success has been good news for Rocky the fearful goldendoodle, who no longer has to spend her time in kennels. Hirschhorn, speaking while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, says that she’s currently boarding with a DogVacay sitter. “From the pictures I’ve gotten of Rocky at the beach, on a hike, and passed out in her bed,” he adds, “I’m pretty sure she’s having as much fun on vacay as we are.” www.inc.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken

 

Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

March 13th, 2017

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Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four “corners:” corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!

Why Do Employees Stay? A Clear Career Path and Good Pay, for Starters
“At Glassdoor, we have ample data on workers’ job trajectories from millions of résumés that people have shared on our site. Looking at those résumés, we can gain insight into the reasons for employee turnover by comparing job transitions where workers stayed with their original employer with those where people left for another company.” www.hbr.com

Why We Don’t Value Flextime Enough
“Even when flextime is available, its attractiveness depends on how it is perceived by others, particularly by higher-ups. Employees may wonder, for example, whether they will be at a disadvantage for promotion if they don’t put in enough face time at the office during business hours. If we really are going to change the way that people think about the benefits of flextime, managers need to make it clear that there is no stigma attached to it.” www.wsj.org

Pop-Up Workspaces: The New Hype in Amsterdam
“Popices launched with a new offering: indoor spaces. Their portfolio includes restaurants, cafes, a hotel, and even a converted house-boat. Baker tells us that each space offers different perks, but that “if you compare it to Airbnb, we basically guarantee members a bed (desk + chair) and all the other extras depend on the location they choose. www.https://allwork.space.com

How The Top Real Estate Tycoon In LA Overcame MS To Achieve Success
“Pardee took a year off from working to focus on her values and what was most important to her. She attended the LifeForward program through the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, which gave her the tools to get her life under control. “I was able to hone in on what was important to me in each area of my life – personal, family, friends, business and community. I had to make a commitment to live within my values and be true to myself. I had to learn to give up things I could not change. I made visions boards for my life that incorporated creative ways to live in the moment and truly appreciate every day. Rather than letting the MS diagnosis set me back, I took control of my life and made an actionable plan.”www.forbes.com

The American Suburbs as we Know Them Are Dying
People in US suburbs are changing the way they shop, where they eat, and what they want in their homes.Malls are shutting down as e-commerce continues to take over, and the casual-dining chains that fed shoppers after a day of hoofing it through the mall are struggling to cope.” www.businessinsider.com

Your success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!

Ken