April 11th, 2016

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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!

Still Trying to Get More Done
“Psssst. Yes, you. I know you’re busy, but stop what you’re doing and read this instead. I’ve got some tips that are going to change your life. Not chiseled abs or better sex—we’ll leave those to Men’s Health and Cosmopolitan. This is about setting yourself on a path toward that professional-class nirvana getting more done. You deserve a break, and there’s no more virtuous form of procrastination than reading about new ways to accomplish work faster—a body of clickbait that’s become known as “productivity porn.” www.hbr.org

Ten Mistakes That Are Killing Your LinkedIn Profile
“Here are 10 brand-damaging mistakes that will kill your LinkedIn profile’s effectiveness whether you are job-hunting, looking to build your business or just looking to grow your network and your credibility.” www.forbes.com

With ‘Gigs’ Instead of Jobs, Workers Bear New Burdens
“…anyone who cares about the future of work in the United States shouldn’t focus too narrowly on the novelty of people making extra money using their mobile phones. There’s a bigger shift underway. That’s a key implication of new research that indicates the proportion of American workers who don’t have traditional jobs — who instead work as independent contractors, through temporary services or on-call — has soared in the last decade. They account for vastly more American workers than the likes of Uber alone.” www.NYTimes.com

Choice quotes from a 1985 New York Times story that predicted the quick demise of the laptop
“Making predictions is hard. Most people can’t even predict what they’ll eat for dinner, let alone make grand predictions about the future of technology. Nevertheless, it’s fun to go back and look at a time when someone was so very, very wrong.” www.qz.com

Technology Firms Search for New Office Markets in Effort to Cut Costs
“The average rent per sq. ft. for San Francisco office space in February 2016 was $99.42, marking a 102.4 percent year-over-year increase, according to online real estate database LoopNet. During the same period, the amount of available office space dropped by more than 21.0 percent. And 2015 brought record employment to California, mostly in tech sector office jobs. In the same year, San Francisco was cited as one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., according to the Council for Community and Economic Research. Tech giants are driving much of that momentum, as the biggest names in U.S. technology call the San Francisco Bay Area home.” www.nreionline.com

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

Ken