Any company that requires parts, products, or people relies on hiccup-free logistics to deliver. Either directly or indirectly, businesses in nearly all fields are investors in logistics powered by geospatial data.
Our current power grid, composed of huge metal towers with dangling wires stretched across every continent in the world will be replaced with a thin strand of graphene, buried underground, that works a million times better than anything we have today.
As a leader, it’s hard to admit poor judgment and corporate weakness. But here I am, confessing that we fell victim to a “spear phishing” scam resulting in a $50,000 loss to our company, despite having IT security measures and staff training in place.
Life and business aren’t a zero-sum game that requires someone else to lose in order for me to win. Doing the “legal” thing may give us a slight edge on our bottom line, but the “right” thing makes us objectively better people and objectively better businesses.
Beef is big, but think also of Colorado’s craft breweries. You can, at a certain pub in London, choose from several Colorado beers. With international tourism, we import visitors to Aspen, Breckenridge and other resorts, but export experiences, picking up money along the way.
Returning the National Western Complex to its original purpose as a center of agriculture could be just the ticket to boosting economic development in the north Denver neighborhood, according to a recent study of the area.
There are a number of wild cards that could drastically alter these predictions, but 2017 is going to be full of volatility (look at the wild swings in treasuries and stocks already) that will no doubt impact Colorado real estate.