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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,
You’ve probably seen reference to virtual reality equipment, like Oculus Rift. That’s the headset that actually tricks your brain into thinking you’re in a completely different environment. The visual is so convincing that you really experience being elsewhere. It’s certainly shifting the landscape for video games.
Virtual Reality (VR) is big news for real estate too. In many ways, virtual reality seems ideal for the CRE industry, and it’s beginning to make a big impact on the field, especially for marketing.
Before we get started … here’s why you won’t find the word “millennial” in this blog post.
People born between the early 1980’s and 2005 are now the largest demographic in the U.S. workforce. Generation Y continues to be placed under the microscope as the rest of us try to understand what makes the country’s largest generation tick. As this age group comes to dominate the workforce, their preferences and attitudes are being felt across the board, and it’s changing what a desirable workplace looks like.
It’s time to get over this grumpy old-guy-on-the-porch attitude towards “those millennials.” I, for one, plan to scrap the “M” word, with its negative associations, entirely. Let’s focus on the fresh perspective and unique gifts of this newly dominant generation, and get back to work.
The technology available for customer relationship management (CRM) has ballooned in the last decade. Today, few successful businesses are operating without some sort of technological framework that organizes and simplifies the many tasks that go into working with clients.
Since I consider Jon Schultz the King of All Things Tech, it’s only fitting that my turn as a guest blogger on his site be devoted to some great tech tools.
Last week, CBRE’s New Jersey office hosted its first Tech Demo Day in the East Brunswick office. Spearheaded by its Innovation Group, of which I am a member, the goal was to insure that the entire branch is aware of the tools available in the rapidly changing market.
Building a business means wearing a lot of hats, especially early in the life of the company. It’s easy to get entirely wrapped up in winning customers, raising capital, and product development –all essential functions to be sure. But add to your plate the important task of developing a solid human capital strategy early on.
Oftentimes in this day and age we forget about the person leading the charge at many of these great companies. And to me, having the right person at the top is more important than anything. After all, great products don’t improvise on their own. Products can’t hire the right team, can’t pivot themselves, and don’t have vision…it takes people to do all of that. The right kind of people. We all know who they are in our own ecosystem.
The fact that connected devices play a role in making so many systems operate today is leading to opportunities for innovation, but how it happens will be different in the 3rd wave. Entrepreneurs will continue to lead the way, but they’ll work more closely with industry and government.