February 27th, 2017
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!
Apple Will Open Its New ‘Spaceship’ Campus In April
“Apple’s new campus has a name and a move-in date.
On Wednesday, Apple announced that its 175-acre ring-shaped futuristic campus will be called “Apple Park” and employees will being occupying it in April, although construction will continue through the summer. By the end of this year, Apple expects to move more than 12,000 employees into the new Cupertino campus.
To honor Steve Jobs’ memory, the 1,000-seat auditorium on campus will be named after Apple’s iconic founder. Apple announced the news days before what would have been Jobs’ 62nd birthday.” www.forbes.com
How to Handle Interrupting Colleagues
“You’re giving a presentation on the company’s strategic direction when one of your colleagues interrupts you. You pause, address his question, and continue with your point — until he interrupts again. Sound familiar?
All of us have known colleagues, friends, or romantic partners who seem unable to let us finish a sentence. How do you handle them effectively? There are a number of tactics.” www.hbr.org
What CEOs Should Know About Speaking Up on Political Issues
“The unpredictability of our current political environment, in the U.S. and around the globe, has drawn company leaders into a maelstrom. CEOs don’t know whether a presidential tweet will bring their company into the limelight, or whether a controversial policy will pressure them to speak out. For example, there was anxiety among CEOs about how to respond to President Trump’s recent executive order restricting immigration. There’s even an app that notifies users when the president tweets about a particular company.
Should executives respond when a tweet or unexpected event touches their business or rouses their employees and customers? There are risks and rewards to CEO activism. Weber Shandwick, where I serve as chief reputation officer, and KRC Research surveyed 1,050 senior executives and 2,100 consumers across 21 markets worldwide to find out what people expect from corporate brands..“ www.hbr.com
Investors Are Targeting Smaller, Last Mile Warehouses
“Investors are taking aim at smaller industrial properties that cover the critical last mile that e-commerce firms need to make same-day delivery a reality. These warehouses tend to be smaller, less efficient and older than bulk facilities, and until now they’ve largely sat idle on the market,” www.bisnow.org
The B-52s Played its First Gig 40 Years Ago Today, so Here are 52 Fun Facts About the Band
“In honor of one of Athens’ most legendary bands celebrating the anniversary of its first gig 40 years ago, here are 52 fun, freaky and factual things to know about the B-52s.” www.redandblack.com
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