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  • Screen Shot 2021 04 01 at 1.21.38 PMThe  G r e e n
    Infrastructure
    G e n e r a t i o n

    Will Pres Biden's Boost
    supercharge economy?


    After the US presidential election top NYTimes columnist Tom Friedman wrote the key to future US success was for President Biden to deliver real stimulus that enables all Americans to realize their full potential. Moreover, to make sure that the $1.9Tn relief package; and his coming $3Tn green/infrastructure proposal actually deliver as promised.

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  • Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 1.05.47 PMZoooooming
    back the future?

    New collaborations see
    hot desks, small rooms


    As corporations plan to bring workers back to the office, interior design experts Perkins+Will expect expanded gathering spaces and fewer personal workstations. The #BeyondCovid scenarios look uncannily like collaborative workspaces from progressives in the 90's

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  • Screen Shot 2021 03 30 at 11.27.56 AMNew York's new
    reality  e s t a t e?

    'Decentralised Age' dawns:
    Hybrid worklife confluence


    Remote work is here to stay. Manhattan may never be the same. NYC, long buoyed by a fantastic flow of commuters into towering office buildings, faces a cataclysmic challenge, even when Covid concludes. A new mobile 'office is where you are', 'decentralized age' has dawned. This case study by NYTimes' Matthew Haag is convincing....

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Screen Shot 2021 04 12 at 3.07.32 PMLenovo leads in
PC market share

Understated powerhouse
overtakes complacent HP


A Seeking Alpha analyst has highlighted the relentless progress of Lenovo now well established as global #1 in PC' s and making strong progress in servers and mobiles. The 3 years turnaround plan has succeeded with more innnovations in the pipeline....

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Screen Shot 2021 03 23 at 12.15.17 PMLyreco lights the
way forward in
sustainable supply

Zooming w/past & present
CEO's Bigeard & Lienard


The secret's out! Eric Bigeard, legendary Lyreco ceo until 2010, is back in support of current ceo Greg Lienard in the drive to consolidate its leadership position in Europe & Asia business supply markets. We discussed the recent acquisition of Staples Solutions mainland Europe operations, the market and its sustainability strategy. Complete

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Screen Shot 2021 03 23 at 2.54.54 PMSynnTech ceo's
"seminal moment"

Rich Hume's 10 statements
on the megabyte mash-up


Tech Data
ceo Rich Hume says the blockbuster Synnex merger will bring benefits for decades to come to both partners and vendors based on combo's ability to invest in future technologies. The odds against this happening are huge, so let's discuss his 10 point takeaway.... 

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Screen Shot 2021 03 19 at 2.52.19 PM"Faster Insights"
by Pinterest CMO 

Separate data collection to
improve strategic decisions


Pinterest CMO Andréa Mallard
reckons that ‘Marketers are misunderstanding the value of insight’. The social media platform’s top marketer argues that insights and data should be used to inform ideas, not to provide answers. We discuss... 

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Baumann Matthias OWorldGroupBaumann's new
Office World

How the group will adapt
to WFH/hybrid working &
the fast B2C market shift


Switzerland's
Office World Holdings'
 ceo Matthias Baumann recently completed a merger with Offix to form the new €400m Office World GroupWe interviewed Baumann about progress and plans for the consolidated group of retailers, wholesale suppliers & MPS providers. Complete

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Screen Shot 2021 02 22 at 7.01.59 PMOpportunities for
IDC in WFH print?

HP Pres Tuan Tran explains
SaaS & improved security


"The strong demand for WFH printing presents dealers with major opportunities for new sources of growth, as the hybrid workforce settles in as the new reality" believes HP’s printing business president Tuan Tran told CRN. We challenge his case....

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Officeless spaced outReimagining
the Future Office

Views of Innovative, ESND
Guernsey & W/Hse Direct


Following the views of furnituremakers Herman Miller's Andi Owen and Workrite Ergonomics' Charlie Lawrence, PP gets the thoughts from business supply distribution leaders at Essendant, Innovative, Guernsey & Warehouse Direct. We summarise and comment and next week get more views from specialist furnituremakers & dealers. 

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Screen Shot 2021 01 31 at 6.27.28 PMPrivacy & Climate
21Cy's top issues 

Apple CEO Cook discusses
EU's GDPR coming to US


Jan28th was 'Data Privacy Day' yet few people were aware. It’s never been more important as technology captures, analyzes and categorizes virtually any imaginable piece of data about us; and becomes more advanced, invasive and pervasive. In an exclusive Fast Company interview, Apple ceo Tim Cook addresses his concerns and action agenda

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lawrtence charlie workrite standRethinking the
Future Office

COVID challenges norms
& tests furnituremakers


The office will change forever. Furnituremakers have a history of chasing one size fits all solutions. Cubicles, benching, hot desking, 'resimercial'...making the office look like home, have  featured strongly. Recent trends were largely designed to reduce space costs while selling it as the new collaborative environment. Workrite Ergonomics ceo Charlie Lawrence explains how Covid will cause a different approach?

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owen andi HM thinkingReimagining
the future office

Herman Miller CEO Owen
hedges on hybrid working


When Andi Owen took over top office furniture company Herman Miller, in 2018, she didn’t expect to get caught up in politics. But these days, it seems no CEO is safe from the culture wars. NYTimes David Gelles interview with Owen tells more about her, than the future of Miller's reimagination of future workspace

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