They say, "the sky's the limit," but perhaps not for long when it comes to commercial real estate development. The valuation of real estate is based on a simple principle: there is only so much land on the surface of our planet. What if we could open up a little more land for development, even … Continue reading Next up in Commercial Real Estate Development: The Moon!
The folks at Source for Consulting have been publishing insight on the consulting industry since 2007. Unlike a lot of firms that focus on the industry, Source for Consulting insists on a global perspective. Fiona Czerniawska, co-founder of Source for Consulting, discusses research on business models in a recent post: Our research last year suggested … Continue reading What is the best business model for consultants in 2015?
Way back in the year 718, an entrepreneur named Houshi or Hoshi (depending on who is translating), opened an inn on the site of a natural hot spring in the Awazu region of central Japan. 46 generations later, the Hoshi Ryokan hotel has remained operated by the same family, making it the oldest family-run business … Continue reading Documentary showcases the world’s oldest family-run business still operating – a 1,300 year-old hotel in Japan
There are a lot of small businesses that self-identify as consultants. Like quality and beauty, the definition of what a consultant is depends entirely on the perspective of the observer. Most so-called consultants are actually just independent contractors or subcontractors providing outsourced labor. In my opinion, a true consultant is one who improves their client's … Continue reading Growth in demand for Consulting demonstrated in stock price of publicly traded ICFI
The Chief Innovation Officer (CIO, though not to be confused with "Chief Information Officer") is a relatively new position in the marketplace created with the express goal of fostering innovation within a company. Innovation, though, rarely happens through shear force of will and poor management is often the greatest obstacle to institutionalizing the kind of … Continue reading 7 Ways a Chief Innovation Officer can improve your company’s opportunities for growth