Entrepreneurs, business managers and salespeople alike benefit from lessons in how to get people moving on the path to greatness. Barbara Corcoran, who built The Corcoran Group, New Yorkâs largest real estate company, is an expert in the art of leading a team to success. From hiring the right people and firing the wrong ones, establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation, persisting when all the chips are down and creating fun in the workplace, Barbara has developed and fine-tuned herÂ unique and winning strategies. JoinÂ us and learn how to build a powerful team that will break through barriers, inspire collaboration, ignite innovation, and produce benefits that permeate every aspect of your business.
Barbara Corcoranâs credentials include straight Dâs in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned 23. Her next job made her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she borrowed $1,000 to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years she built a five-billion-dollar real estate business named The Corcoran Group. She sold the business in 2001 for sixty-six million dollars. Barbara is the author of Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business, an unlikely business book and a national best seller. The book is a fresh, frank look at how to succeed in life and business and is as heartwarming as it is smart and motivating. Barbara is a âsharkâ on ABCâs hit reality show Shark Tank and the real estate contributor to the NBC TODAY Show. She publishes a bi-annual entrepreneur report on the state of small business in America and regularly appears as a business expert across all media.
In todayâs fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective â one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.