You probably heard the news about the acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon ($13.7 billion). It’s a big deal — Amazon just secured their biggest and best customer for their grocery services. Honestly, Amazon’s strategy and execution are beyond comprehension. For the curious, there’s some great analysis of the acquisition by Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal on the
In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO of Enertiv, Connell McGill. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO and one of the co-founders of Enertiv. My focus is driving the company vision, growing the team, managing channel partnerships and client accounts, and maintaining investor relations.
In 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in cities. A UN report predicted that 66% of people in the world will live in cities by 2050. As cities grow at a rapid pace, they face an increasing number of problems. For instance, cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin deal with large amounts
Have a look at the latest Evergrey video, showcasing a few of the many transplants to recently move to Seattle… We asked Seattle transplants: Why Seattle? What do Seattle newcomers really think about the city? We asked a group of transplants and heard some fascinating — and challenging — stories. Friends with someone new in
The physical world and online world in a massive way when it comes to the flow of power. From the Exponent podcast about podcasting and centralization: In the offline world, power flows from controlling supply. In the online world, power flows from controlling demand. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a massive difference worth understanding.
I was made aware of REX this week. It’s a decentralized listing marketplace, which includes a token currency. Why is it being created? According to them: IT’S 2017, AND CONSUMERS HAVE SPOKEN Traditional methods used to buy and sell real estate have failed to keep pace with public expectations and advances in technology. Participants in
As I’ve grown older, I’ve grown more jaded — and I think that’s come through more than I’d like in my writing recently. There’a a fine line between negative and truthful. I’ve never wanted Geek Estate to push “rah rah every one, every startup, and every idea is so great”. That’s a lie, and helps no one. As
I wrote “Here Ye, Here Ye, Read All About it” 4 years ago. The noise hasn’t gone away. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s gotten exponentially worse (that’s the time suck economy at work). From Seth Godin: Today, because noise is everywhere, we’re all surrounded by a screaming horde, an open-outcry marketplace of ideas where
The following question is from Ryan Gullet with EGA Homes: I am wondering if you know of any systems for seller reports where they are automated and they can give the most accurate numbers for how a listing is doing? Something that pulls from the most sources would be ideal. Where do you find the
In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO from Easyknock, Jarred Kessler. Without further ado… What do you do? I am the CEO of Easyknock and an investor in startups. I am the jack of all trades in the company and on a quest to change the home buying and selling market