Michael P. Owens

    Michael P. Owens is Co-Founder + Managing Partner of influence group, a leading producer of content and events in real estate, design, construction and technology.
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    influence group celebrates 5th anniversary, adds new WorkSpaces event

    We are excited to announce that not only is influence group celebrating our fifth anniversary, but we’re also launching our eighth event--WorkSpaces, a three-day retreat for corporate real estate and workplace innovators.

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    What can Senior Living learn from Harley-Davidson?

    When 25-year-old Ken Schmidt joined Harley-Davidson in 1985 as their head of communications, some people questioned his sanity. At the time, the company was on the brink of bankruptcy, unpopular with U.S. consumers and rapidly losing market share...

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    David Novak on Building a Successful Restaurant Business

    “Recognition is your secret weapon,” says former Yum! Brands CEO and bestselling author David Novak. Cultivating human capital and acknowledging accomplishments are essential elements to building a successful restaurant business.

    By Michael P. Owens  |  

    Atari Founder Bushnell (74) Offers Tips for Staying Young

    What’s the key to a long, healthy, interesting life? Nolan Bushnell may have found the answer over a rainy Christmas in isolated West Ireland.

    By Michael P. Owens  |  

    &pizza Makes Restaurant Design a Cultural Phenomenon

    &pizza – pronounced "and pizza" – could just as easily have been another fast-casual pizza chain the likes of Blaze or 800 Degrees. But the D.C.-based pizza chain aspires to be much more than that – not just a pizza chain, but also a piece of...

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    Hospitality, Real-Estate, Senior Living

    Airbnb's Chip Conley gives Candid Talk at Senior Living Innovation Forum

    In post-war America, the elderly looked forward to retirement in their early 60’s, collecting Social Security after decades of hard work and leading a life of leisure. Now let’s fast forward to 2016, where aging Baby Boomers are still in the...

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