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The Future of Office Design - Dwell

What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to contract furniture. See more about Office Environment.<p>Back in the day, a model employee was an "organization man," loyal to a company. And the workplace was a model of …

15 office space innovations

As San Francisco’s economy rapidly changes, the workplace culture is being transformed as well. The cubicles of yesteryear have now evolved into shared tables and open office spaces.<p>At Braintree, their work space is organized into neighborhoods, producing a collaborative environment without …

America's Coming Manufacturing Revolution

Fracking, robotics, and nanotechnology are poised to transform the industrial sector.<p>Hardly a day goes by without an article predicting, lamenting, or celebrating America's decline. The turmoil in Crimea and Syria, the polarized and frequently gridlocked U.S. political system, the deepening income …

America's Manufacturing Renaissance?

Jobs in manufacturing are high productivity ones, typically making them the sine qua non for economic prosperity. The return of these high-value jobs …

Economics

“Cubed”: How the American office worker wound up in a box

From the Organization Man to open-plan design, a new history of the way the office has shaped the modern world<p>Over the past week, as I've been carrying around a copy of Nikil Saval's "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace," I've gotten some quizzical looks. "It's a history of the office," I'd …

Remaking Open Offices So Introverts Don’t Hate Them

Susan Cain, the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is working with Steelcase to reclaim big open office plans for everyone who is dying for a little privacy.<p>Open offices were supposed to usher in a new era of collaborative working. Instead, they’ve eroded …

The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business (In Detail)

Digital detective. Health care disrupter. Purveyor of all things organic. These are just some of the most promising ground-floor opportunities in 2014.<p>Jeff Bezos triggered a near-meltdown in the Twittersphere when he suggested that Amazon might deliver products via drones. Closer to earth, Amazon …

Restoration Hardware CEO defies 'current conventional wisdom' that retail stores are dead - Behind the Storefront - MarketWatch

Retail Metrics<p>With retailers from Wal-Mart<p>/quotes/zigman/245476/delayed /quotes/nls/wmt WMT to Staples /quotes/zigman/78299/delayed /quotes/nls/spls …

The Most Innovative Cities in America | Inc.com

Technological breakthroughs are contagious: They break out in specific areas, then spread. To identify the most innovative cities of the 21st century, we compiled U.S. Patent and Trademark Office data on utility patents (for a new invention or process) issued between 2000 and 2011--and analyzed …

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding has fundamentally disrupted the way that artists fund their creative projects and startups get capital to grow. Now, it's changing the way buildings are purchased.<p>Investors are eagerly backing a variety of new real-estate …

These Retro Herman Miller Offices Are Ridiculously Groovy

All plucked from the ridiculously addictive Instagram account of furniture manufacturer <b>Herman Miller,</b> these vintage office spaces are so hip they may even put even the coolest present-day offices to shame. Spanning between the tidy little desks of 1950s and the the neon-tinged teal and purple …

Salesforce.com Showers Employees With Breathtaking Views, Swag And Doggy Daycare

He just celebrated Salesforce.com's 15-year anniversary; the company was named No. 7 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies To Work For 2014; revenues hit more than $4 billion; and it said Friday it was leasing 700,000 square feet for a new Salesforce.com Tower in San Francisco so they could hire 1,000 …

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION JUMPS, CAPACITY-UTILIZATION RATES RISES

Production climbed 0.7% during the month, beating expectations for a 0.5% gain. February's growth figure was revised up to 1.2% from an earlier estimate of 0.6%.<p>"It is now evident that the negative effects of inclement weather were largely contained in January, when manufacturing output fell 0.9%, …

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges And Solutions For 2014

For small businesses, 2014 is shaping up to be a year for recovery and reassessment.<p>Although the economy appears to be rallying, this is no time for complacency—it’s a good bet a few more bumps will appear along the road to recovery. Steering clear of those obstacles will require company owners to …

Adding Curb Appeal to Your Community in Time for Peak Leasing Season

Spring is finally here – at least that’s what the calendar tells us! And though it may still feel like winter in many parts of the country, peak …

Landscaping

Top 10 Tips For Optimizing Online Property Listings

In any rental market, it’s incredibly important to fine-tune marketing efforts to help maximize the number of leads from prospective tenants. …

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