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The term “all-in-one” is getting a lot of play lately, particularly with regard to digital solutions for business. It seems that having access to a tremendous volume of information and computing power isn’t such a big deal if it’s kept isolated. That is a simple but powerful idea.
If we really focus on where this is all going and look at the performance of some of the large department stores over the last few years —which has been less than stellar— and then look at the marketplace with respect to spending, it’s clear that B2C will need to create different unicorns. Internet spending is up. Retail spending is down. But, the pie has not decreased with regards to overall purchasing.
It’s really true that there’s nothing new under the sun. A case in point is our cyclical angst about the impact of technology on jobs. Since the Industrial Revolution we have worried about machines replacing people in various occupations.
From my point of view, being a leader is mainly about inspiring people to not only feel they have the tools to do their jobs, but to inspire them to think outside the box as if they own the company themselves. Finally, we’re able to demonstrate and show more about our companies through big data than ever before. But big data only becomes relevant (big) when you apply it to what means and matters to the people that work at your company —those doing the jobs necessary to keep not only the clients, but the people they work with moving forward and happy.
Like a baby with a pair of pliers, we often pick new things up and wave them around before we know what they actually are. This happens frequently with technology. We’ve all been amused by the middle-aged person talking about “the Facebook” or calling a spreadsheet “big data.” Be careful, you might put an eye out…
It seems like every time you turn around you’re required to add to your skillset in order to make the most of new tools and opportunities. This is a part of healthy professional growth, and doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Still it is smart, every now and then, to look ahead and identify some skills that will be essential on the road ahead.
Customer service is at the heart of every enterprise, and real estate is certainly no exception. As a matter of fact, in most cases well over half of our clients come from people that love doing business with us passing on referrals. The single biggest indicator for whether a customer will recommend your services is the quality of those services and the experience of working with you.
Generally speaking, tech startups are established by bright people (and I know a few of them) who identify a need and come up with innovative ways to fill it. They’re not usually started by MBAs with a firm grasp of the intricacies of running a business, but just a normal Jane with a great idea.
Collaboration is easier with technology - or is it? The CRE industry spends millions on CRM solutions,