Data is the New Solar…
Write this down…
Put it where you can see it
Look at it every day.
Two authors who helped contextualize my ideas around data collection, display, and monetization are Alvin Toffler, and John Hagel.
Over the years, as I have worked to evangelize the concepts of data and information and its value to individuals, and to society, I, along with others, have been guilty of referring to data as the “new oil.”
In this article, John Hagel explains a powerful nuance…Solar is renewable…Oil is not.
According to MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni, “led by a 5.4 percent decline in the South, the drop in existing-home sales in September was likely somewhat related to the impact from Hurricane Florence. Beyond that, housing demand still remains strong, and is bolstered by an incredibly healthy job market. The lack of overall supply, at only 4.4 months at the current sales pace, continues to be the housing market’s primary constraint.”
The Future of the Internet…
“If Security is not integral to an information technology architecture, that structure must be replaced.
The original distributed Internet architecture sufficed when everything was “free,” as the Internet was not a vehicle for transactions.”
George Gilder – “Life After Google., The Fall of Big Data And the Rise of the Blockchain Economy”
For those who remember the early Internet, you recall that there was absolutely no marketing or advertising allowed. One was “flamed” into oblivion if they tried it.
The Internet was built for communication in the event of a nuclear holocaust, and not for commerce. Dot Com was about COMmunication, and not COMmerce.
Buildings are part of the culture of our REALTOR Organizations, which is only right, since we are all about the real estate
Brunswick – Glynn County Board of REALTORS (GA)
The last time I was at this Board of REALTORS was in April of 2004.
Notice too that some of our local REALTOR organizations refer to themselves as “Boards.” Many changed to “Associations” over the last 30 years or so, but I often still refer to my local association as “the Board.”
Do you own your REALTOR Building, or is your Association leasing?
Since the average term of homeownership can be somewhere between 5 to 8 years, realize that everyday is a marketing day and the easiest people to reach (and those most inclined to listen to your message) are those you already know.