End of amazing business week.
And remember that – a dream is just a dream.
A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
You must have a goal😉
Многие спрашивают меня:
— Ты в пятницу до скольки занят будешь?
— В пятницу я буду занят до понедельника, просьба не беспокоить😁
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5️⃣ ημέρες μόνο απομένουν για την μεγαλύτερη εκδήλωση του συλλόγου μας!!!Δηλωστε συμμετοχή τώρα!!! “Ευέλικτες μορφές απασχόλησης & συνέπειές τους στην εργασιακή απόδοση: μια ψυχολογική προσέγγιση”- Business Week 2017
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A new idea has taken root in Chicago—bully for that city! According to Business Week, Chicago’s Green Exchange will be the first shopping center in the U.S. for environmentally responsible and socially conscious businesses.” What a great idea!
Get this: not only will the first “green mall” in America be located in Chicago, grouping eco-friendly businesses for the first time, but the very building itself—all 250,000 square feet of it—will also be developed in accordance with LEED standards.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) standards were developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED System “provides benchmarks for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. . . in five key areas”, states the article, “sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality”.
Apparently, a Chicago real estate developer, Baum Development, is capitalizing on refurbishing a historic building in a great location—350,000 cars pass by the site each day. Taking care to retain the building’s historic character, while retrofitting it with a “green” roof, energy efficient systems, clean air quality, a courtyard, meeting/event community space, on-site parking with priority parking given to hybrid vehicles, will make Chicago’s Green Exchange the first of its kind.
The article cites the growing market for green building materials in this country; one that is predicted to grow from $7.2 billion in 2005 to between an estimated $19 to $38 billion by 2010, according to the National Association of Home Builders and McGraw-Hill Construction. It is now possible for many owners to build or renovate their homes or businesses in an environmentally friendly way. As materials become more readily available, many consumers will no doubt, opt to do just that.
Just as importantly, “Chicago’s Green Exchange” will contain about 100 tenants; not all of them will be retail establishments, but environmentally and socially conscious businesses of every stripe. The developer is planning on a great mix: an organic restaurant and café, an environmentally-friendly building supply company, print shop, clothing retailer and furniture store. Architect and design studios whose principals focus on sustainability, as well as a car-sharing service and a bike shop are also planned tenants, so you get the picture.
What’s great about this model is that it provides a critical mass of businesses that are environmentally and socially conscious for a critical mass of consumers with the same philosophy and vision. If successful, the Chicago Green Exchange will offer a business model for other cities across the country.
With the number of consumers for eco-friendly products and services dramatically on the rise, and many new businesses taking root to supply them, this is a new concept with real possibilities.
• Are you interested in, or becoming more aware of green products and services?
• Do you support environmentally conscious businesses or consume organic foods?
• What do you think of this kind of business development plan?
• Would you shop in a “green mall”? … Read More
The computer software industry is an ever changing environment. Companies and people demand that their software do more, and of course they expect more out of the vendors that they use to supply the software they need. That is no more evident when consumers see companies acquire smaller firms to expand their business and of course their bottom line.
Recent news shows that companies like SAP are trying to maneuver their way in with the big boys. Aaron Ricadela or Business Week Online recently reported that, "SAP has decided to acquire Business Objects as part of its growth plan." According to Ricadela, "The deal would put SAP, the world`s third-largest software maker, into one of the US software industry`s hottest sectors." Currently Business Objects competes in a fast-growing market for software that help companies plan budgets and close their books. "The proposed acquisition of Business Objects comes as competitors Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft have stepped up the pace of buyouts in the corporate software sector," claims Ricadela.
Acquisitions are not the only hot topic in computer software these days. How about internet web sites and what some of them have to offer. We have all heard of the success story of companies like Google, Link Exchange and so on, where the creators come up with a wonderful web idea, and a couple of years later the company gets purchased from millions or go public in Google`s case And are now worth Billions. Nothing holds more true than the popular web site Facebook. Since Facebook has allowed outside software developers to create tools for the site, The New York Times reports, "The developers are expecting to both create and profit from expanded use of Facebook." Brad Stone of the New York Times claims, "The company`s (Facebook) book value has soared. A report that Microsoft considered buying a $ 500 million share of Facebook would put its worth at almost $ 15 billion." Stone is uncertain if the new tools can turn a profit.
Business Week recently interviewed Steve Mills, a senior vice-president and group executive at IBM ,. When they asked him about the growth of IBM`s software business, he said "that the percentage of the company`s software that comes from some of the faster growing parts of the portfolio continues to get larger." According to Mills, "every acquisition made by the company fits into one of the major categories of middleware that makes up its portfolio." IBM has decided to make a version of their Lotus Symphony collaboration software for free. A trend that other companies seem to follow, such as Sun, who recently has stated that they are going to make Solaris and Java, free, to get back to the basics of what made them, what they are.
The software industry is forever changing, very competitive, yet very necessary. If you run a small firm, or distribute a software product, you may want to look to the big boys to gain some inspiration and knowledge of where to … Read More