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A Lesson from the Geese

by David Mills on December 16, 2014

In April 1997 Timm Stubbs and I were driving to Watkinsville, GA. Timm was the Director of Corporate Real Estate for Fred’s, a discount retailer headquartered in Memphis with about 400 locations when we met. He became enthralled with my interest in software for corporate real estate and was working with me to help buy […]

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The Power of a Provocative Question

by David Mills on December 8, 2014

Seth Godin launches this second week in December with just such a series of questions in his blog post this morning – What’s next? What does a good day look like? A good week? Who do you want to work with? Who are you trying to please? What sort of feedback brings you down? What’s […]

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CREinFocus Welcomes Craig Wetter

by David Mills on December 1, 2014

CREinFocus (CREi) is thrilled to announce the addition of Craig Wetter to the management and development team. Craig is assuming the dual roles of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Manifestation Director (MD). Craig comes to us with a rich 25-year background in a large variety of Engineering, Development, and Management functions. 21 years of Craig’s […]

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A Culture of Love and Fun

by David Mills on November 14, 2014

Culture emerges from inside people, not furniture or fresh paint. An unused Ping-Pong table in the break room reminds everyone that fun is not allowed. Dan Rockwell Love: A regional medical facilities mission statement begins, “To extend God’s healing love…” It’s impossible to extend love to outsiders (patients) unless insiders are extending love to each […]

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Top 20 Biz Tech Figures in the Bay Area

by David Mills on November 10, 2014

Interesting list! The votes are in! Six rounds of voting later, we’ve pared down our list of 64 down to the single most influential figure in the Bay Area’s tech scene. We’ve compiled the results in this gallery. If you’re curious how we got these results, you can always check out the bracket here. The […]

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Query and Quark

by David Mills on October 9, 2014

Do you quantum think? How the quark would I know? – – – – – Dianne Collins has written a timely book, ‘Do You Quantum Think?’ The world is changing at a dizzying pace. We’re all looking for new ways of thinking that can bring about real solutions to modern problems, from the pursuit of […]

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GameChangers 500

by David Mills on September 29, 2014

I was introduced to GameChangers 500 (GC500) by Anella Wetter, a Director of Sales for Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt in a serendipitous meeting last week (in Nashville on business) where we shared our interests, passions and directions.  This discussion and our uncanny alignment inspired her to introduce me and CREinFocus to David Hopkins, a friend of […]

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People and Technology

by David Mills on September 23, 2014

This cartoon reminded me of an observation made several years ago which you may remember. Can’t recall the source. “In the not too distant past people were cheap and technology was expensive. Today technology is cheap and people are expensive.” We continue to change the size and shape of things, don’t we?

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Why don’t authors compete?

by David Mills on September 1, 2014

In the book, Fortune 500 Corporate Real Estate – Hidden Opportunities, a work in progress we look at rethinking competition in the connection economy. Read it here . . . Seth Godin’s blog, Why don’t authors compete?, seemed an apropos introduction thought. There’s an apocryphal story of a guy who went for his final interview […]

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Success and the Power of Intention

by David Mills on July 27, 2014

Much has been written on these two subjects. I am always interested to see how they are applied and lived out by both individuals and enterprises. In recent discussions with CREi partners, colleagues, channel partner and investor candidates, I shared the following articulation and several of them suggested that I post this to our blog […]

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