This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on May 25, 2012

Six Articles to Read this Weekend

This is a long holiday weekend and the start of summer, so hopefully you are on the way to your beach, lake or ranch get away and won’t be spending much time on-line, if any. However, some of you can’t help yourselves. Here a few articles I liked from the past week for your holiday reading.

From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz
The walls have come tumbling down in offices everywhere, but the cubicle dwellers keep putting up new ones. They barricade themselves behind file cabinets… NY Times

The New Third Place
Free-address workplaces. Collaboration hubs. Third places, and now even fourth places. Alternative workplaces. Coworking spaces. Serviced offices. Giving workers control and choice over where and how they work… Steelcase

Coworking makes room for larger startups
Rather than growing out of shared office space, larger startups with dozens of employees are increasingly sticking with coworking spaces… Gigaom

On the Road Again: What’s Driving Retail Real Estate’s Recovery and Who’s Getting There First
Where should investors be putting their money within the retail sector? Who is poised to outperform in the coming months and years? A white paper released this week by Colliers International, “On the Road Again: What’s Driving Retail Real Estate’s Recovery and Who’s Getting There First,” identifies growth companies and markets on the fast track to success, with some of them gaining ground under the radar… Principals Market

Minding Your Digital Business
Most C-level executives say big data, digital marketing and social media tools as well as the use of new delivery platforms including cloud computing and mobility are strategic priorities. Big data is considered more of a priority by senior executives than social software for their businesses… McKinsey & Company

6 Ways Successful People Stand Out
Substance trumps style in the long run. Here’s how to make the kind of impression that lasts… inc.com

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