Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

June 12th, 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!

Best Answer to “Sell Me This Pen” I Have Ever Seen
At first, I didn’t realize why it mattered. It just seemed like a silly question. But, you’ll see. When you become good at answering this question, you actually become one hell of a salesperson. And that’s why people still ask it in interviews. It shows your creative approach and how good you are at actually selling product (not just reading your resume).

There are exactly four sales skills the interviewer is looking to see when you answer... www.linkedin.com

CEOs Want Their Offices Back
(WSJ.com paywall)
“The lofty building Jordan Hamad moved his tech-advisory firm into four years ago had the trappings of a startup idyll: open floor plan, polished concrete floors, custom-built communal tables.

Soon, the 33-year-old founder of Chairseven says he craved something else: walls and a door.” www.wsj.com

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

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.wsj.com

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

Ken

 

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