Gary Vaynerchuk’s keynote talk on the future of A/E/C business development at PCBC 2014

I’m a huge fan of Gary Vaynerchuk and have been following his work for the better part of a decade. If you’re like most people, you might be thinking to yourself, “Who is Gary Vaynerchuk?” The short version: Gary took his family’s liquor store from $3M per year to over $60M per year by leveraging social media to establish himself as a leading expert in his field. Continue reading “Gary Vaynerchuk’s keynote talk on the future of A/E/C business development at PCBC 2014”

Make sure to stop by the Xpera Group Booth (N-5438) at PCBC 2014

My colleagues and I from Xpera Group will manning the booth at the 2014 PCBC show. The event takes place June 25th and 26th at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and is billed as “The Art, Science + Business of Housing.” If you are attending this year’s conference, make sure to drop by the Xpera Group’s … Continue reading Make sure to stop by the Xpera Group Booth (N-5438) at PCBC 2014

Sony’s Smart Glasses so ridiculous it actually makes Google Glass look good

Last June, I was in San Francisco for PCBC 2014, a construction industry event held at Moscone Center every other year (this year we’ll be partying in San Diego). Also at Moscone at that same time, in a different set of buildings, was the Google I/O event.

Being that it is such a huge event for Google, it meant that the faithful were also gathered. Which meant lots of Glass-holes, or Google Glass Explorers as they are officially known. Continue reading “Sony’s Smart Glasses so ridiculous it actually makes Google Glass look good”

“Google+ is no ghost town. It is more of a social referral graveyard.”

Last week I was in San Francisco to attend the 2014 PCBC event for home builders. While walking to the Moscone Center from Blue Bottle Coffee, I saw that the line was wrapped around Moscone and was worried I would be waiting hours to get in. Turns out, the line was actually for the Google … Continue reading “Google+ is no ghost town. It is more of a social referral graveyard.”

The future of iced coffee may be coming to a grocery store near you… in a carton?

Regular readers of AECforensics.com know that I am a huge fan of what the awesome folks at Blue Bottle Coffee Company are doing to promote better coffee. I was really spoiled back in June, during PCBC, when I had a chance to visit the Mint Plaza location to enjoy freshly brewed coffee on site. Once … Continue reading The future of iced coffee may be coming to a grocery store near you… in a carton?