Throw-Away Economy

The secret to success, or at least until now, has been the ability to create superior products. The recent WSJ article, “A Year in, P&G CEO David Taylor Holds Fast to Company’s Historic Strengths” pointed to the quick ascent of Dollar Shave Club and upstart online service … which stunned an industry that viewed P&G’s Gillette as impenetrable. But David Taylor is unperturbed. “If you have superior performing products and you communicate it well, you tend to win over time.” Observing a new generation prefer IKEA to their parents’ free priceless antiques, a sea change to cheaper “new” products that you throw away can’t be overlooked. I watch the East River barges up to the brim with garbage and think the throw-away economy is unsustainable. But the dollars now seem to be spent on the newest technology rather than the longest lasting razor blade. Besides the skip a day look is in. However if you go on an interview, you can’t lose if you leave the stubble behind.

Susan Phillips, CEO SelectLeaders
November 4, 2016

Sign Up for your weekly JOB BLAST email

Keep up with changes in the industry and see 7-10 of the most intriguing, breaking jobs from real estate's premier employers posted on the industry's first, and only, job network of 14 websites. Don't miss who is hiring and for what positions, plus our Weekly Insider's Perspective:

"One of the most talked about emails in commercial real estate."