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

 

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