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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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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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Brad Brown is a senior member of McKinsey’s Business Technology Practice in North America and is a leader in McKinsey’s Big Data and Digital practices. He also leads McKinsey’s Center for Business Technology, the Firm’s research arm on emerging technology trends. He and his colleagues published an article, Mobilizing your C-suite for big-data analytics, about […]

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Thirty-Five $1B+ Business-to-Business Startups

by David Mills on June 2, 2014

Twenty of 35 VC-backed startups valued at $1 billion or more are business-to-business companies, including Dropbox Inc., Palantir Technologies Inc. and Cloudera Inc. That’s a higher percentage of B2B startups than during the dot-com bubble years of 1999 and 2000. For some of these startups, the high valuations can help inspire confidence with prospective corporate customers. For others, the […]

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Jane Park introduces herself, “I’m a startup CEO. I lead Julep, a fast growing beauty company where we’re doing everything differently from the ground up. I believe that beauty should be about connection, not competition. I also believe that leadership is about vulnerability and resilience. Before starting Julep, I worked at Starbucks and at the Boston […]

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The Art of Possibility

by David Mills on March 9, 2014

The Art of Possibility, Transforming Professional and Personal Life, Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, 2002, Penguin Books This is a transformative study that will leave the reader/student profoundly moved. The following notes are from my first study which I call Highlights and Affirmations. It’s All Invented – Create a compelling vision Step into the […]

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Value?

by David Mills on February 24, 2014

Steve Blank has been a virtual guide for me for several years now and I appreciate his intentions and work greatly. His post today deserves a huge shout-out to innovators and entrepreneurs in all our dimensions. For those of you who are not familiar with Steve he introduces himself in this post this way: I […]

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CREinFocus: Twenty-Fourteen > Integrate and Emerge

by David Mills on January 2, 2014

Context CREinFocus (CREi) is SaaS company that enables large enterprises to dramatically reduce costs and more effectively manage the financial performance of their owned and leased real estate portfolios (where that is not their core business). Twenty-Fourteen is a year of opportunity which at its core is being manifest with unprecedented velocity and exponentiality of […]

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Ready or Not, Here We Go

by David Mills on January 1, 2014

So much is written every year at this time of transformation from one year to the next. It is unquestionably the season of self-improvement thoughts and punditry around the topic. The book of 2014 has yet to be written; and, in fact, will be incomplete without your own book to incorporate. The wondrous mystery of […]

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Gratitude

by David Mills on November 18, 2013

The convergence of the evolution of business intelligence and human intelligence in this accelerating time of exponential change is for most of us today an acknowledged aspect of reassessing the meaning and processes of our work. Janet Tuck has taken an interest in the development and growth of CREinFocus and we are fortunate to have […]

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