Sasha Reads, Vol. 6
The latest selections from Bluebeam VP Sasha Reed's bookmarks list
Bluebeam VP of Strategic Development Sasha Reed browses far and wide to keep up with the latest on technology, productivity and innovations from the world of design and construction—and beyond. Here, she periodically shares a few of her favorite recent articles from across the web.
1. How leaders can engage teams on a daily basis
It’s a new year, a fresh start…how excited do you feel to jump into new projects or continue working on those from 2017? If the answer is anything less than “excited,” you may want to take a step back and reconnect with your purpose. “When you feel connected to the moral purpose of your work, you behave differently.” This article gives some practical insights into how story telling just may be the best way for leaders reconnect teams with the purpose behind the work they do, day in and day out.
2. Will entrepreneurs become the preferred developers architects work with in the future?
Norman Foster, the architect behind Apple’s new $5 billion California HQ says this is already the case. Read how Google Alphabet wants to build a city and disrupt traditional real estate development in the process.
3. Cities on the front of innovation
If you think Toronto is the only city acting as the proving ground for smart city innovation, think again. CES 2018 brought together CIOs from cities across the US to discuss how they’re trying to get ahead of the curve.
4. News from the world’s biggest consumer tech event
I recently bought a new TV and am loving all the features like Google’s Voice Search functionality. However, that hasn’t stopped me from looking to see what CES served up this year, making my shiny TV already feel obsolete (8K…really?). If you’re a glutton for punishment like me or just want a good dose of TV envy, take a look at this list:
5. The impact of Carillion’s collapse
On a somber note, the UK may very well be experiencing the beginnings of a construction market meltdown. News of the collapse of Carillion with 900 million pounds in outstanding debt, impacting 30,000 small firms, hit the press on Monday. This unfortunate event should give everyone in the AEC industry pause, assessing our own vulnerabilities.