Observe. Orient. Decide. Act.
The OODA loop is a tool for decision-making developed by military strategist John Boyd. At the Inman Disconnect Conference in Palm Springs, organizers focused on the Orient piece of the process, collaborating with attendees to design a set of principles to govern the industry moving forward. The question becomes, how might those principles influence decision-making in real estate? And will such a manifesto inspire industry players to look inward and take the necessary action?
Today, Rob and Greg debrief the Inman Disconnect Conference, applauding Brad Inman’s investment in engaging the industry. They discuss the history behind the Ahwahnee Principles, a new approach to urban planning developed by mavericks in the space in the 1970’s, and how Brad is working to emulate the design of a similar manifesto for real estate. Rob offers insight around the impact of developing a set of principles and how that might translate to action and policy change moving forward, and Greg explains how big gains can be made by people in a community changing small habits over time. Rob and Greg touch on some of the principles addressed at the conference, including low-income housing and big data. Listen in as they share their top takeaways from Inman Disconnect and how the principles can serve as a device to communicate about the way we do business.
The intent behind the Inman Disconnect Conference
Brad Inman’s investment in engaging the industry
The history behind the Ahwahnee Principles
Brad’s aim to develop a set of principles for real estate
The real estate establishment vs. industry ‘rebels’
The controversial issues discussed at Inman Disconnect
Rob’s insight around the impact of principles
Greg’s take on the impact of small changes
Greg’s view on big data and privacy
How the principles might translate to action
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