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Weekend Reads: The Automation Paradox

Jan 22, 2016

weekend-reading.jpgWe wanted to share a few articles that caught our eye this week. What will you be reading this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

Skyscrapers completed in 2015 reach record numbers
We’re CRE nerds and love thinking about the creation and evolution of the cityscape. Apparently, a record-breaking total of 106 skyscrapers over 200 metres tall were completed in 2015, and even more are predicted for 2016, according to industry experts.

66 things to know about your customer
We enjoyed reading about this sales strategy that’s all about real relationship-building. Harvey Mackay has a series of questions that his salespeople must be able to answer about their customers—and none are about which products they buy.

Commercial Real Estate in 2016: Six Trends
There have been plenty of 2015 recaps and year-ahead forecasts this month, but we found this one from NREI a good quick-hit shot of information.

Remaking the Midwest: Mixed Use and the Rise of 18-hour Cities
Popular on the Urban Land Institute site this week, this article covers the ongoing changes in cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. The surge in urban revitalization is being fueled by three factors—people, place and profit.

The Automation Paradox
We tout the benefits all the time (obviously), but we enjoyed this piece from The Atlantic that reminds us that often, the more computers automate everyday tasks, the more people we need.

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