Bookmarks: 5 Interesting Articles to Help You This Week

July 17th, 2017

Credit: iStockEach 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!

The Coolest, Most Fun And On-Brand Office I've Seen Yet: Desigual's Headquarters In Barcelona"The nature of my work has enabled me to visit many offices of creative companies around the world.  I’ve never seen one I’d want to work in more than the Desigual fashion brand’s 4-year old beachfront headquarters on the Mediterranean in Barcelona’s Barceloneta neighborhood.  Many aspects of the building are great for motivating teams to want to do their best work. Employees say they feel privileged to work there.  I would too!  Desigual means “unequal” in Spanish: a good descriptor for the asymmetric design that’s the brand’s hallmark.  The brand, through its design sensibility, makes customers feel unique and a little quirky in a good, colorful way that enables them/us (I’m one) to express our own identities.  Wearers of Desigual clothes feel a little more special in them.  I do.  The headquarters captures that unique spirit.  It’s a happy place.."

This Will Help You Decide If You Should Delete LinkedIn Connections You Don't Know"Maybe you ended up in this situation because it was a strategic move, you wanted to be more closely connected to recruiters or people at your dream company. Or maybe you think the whole point is to build out your network with new people. Maybe someone had a ton of mutual contacts, wrote you a personalized note or just had a really cool job title.

The list goes on, but the point is: You’re probably connected to quite a few strangers on LinkedIn. And more often than not, you probably wonder: Does it make more sense to stay connected or delete them?www.forbes.com11 Places you Should Never Use a Debit Card"A lot of people stick with a debit card as a way to control their spending and avoid racking up big credit card debt — since with debit, you can’t spend what you don’t have. And in the aftermath of the Great Recession, that strategy became a very popular one as many people had to rethink their spending routine.

When you only use a debit card, it forces you to limit your spending to however much is sitting in your checking account.
But debit cards are full of hidden dangers — and these dangers are often the same aspects that make them an appealing alternative to credit cards — like only being able to spend what’s in your

Thomas Jefferson And Three Keys To PersuasionThomas Jefferson would have been comfortable on Twitter. He would have been really good at writing short, provocative tweets that make people think differently.

Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence is the most persuasive document in American history. Its creation contains valuable lessons for any leader who wants to sell ideas more effectively.”[tweet_box design="box_09" float="none"] Thomas Jefferson would have been comfortable on Twitter. He would have been really good at writing short, provocative tweets that make people think differently.[/tweet_box] 

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence"Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the injury rate at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant was more than 30 percent higher than the industry average in 2014 and 2015.

Musk insists, however, that safety is the number one priority at Tesla. He claims that recent actions, like the company's hiring thousands of employees to create a third shift and reduce excess overtime, have made a major impact in lowering the injury rate.A recent email Musk sent to employees indicates just how seriously he's taking the issue:" success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!Ken