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Meet our Sponsor: Colliers International
Dylan Taylor, Malcolm Gladwell, Doug Frye
Organizations can learn lessons from rock band Fleetwood Mac, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell told more than 400 Colliers International execs and clients from around the world Thursday at NYC's Lincoln Center during a celebration of the launch and momentum of the new Colliers International (Malcolm's in the middle with US CEO Dylan Taylor and Global CEO Doug Frye). Malcolm told the band's story from its humble British beginnings and rise to its acclaimed Rumours album, but emphasized Fleetwood Mac isn't some overnight sensation—it took the band a decade to make it big. The lessons: the 10-year rule is that no one (excluding chess wunderkind Bobby Fischer) has been a grand success without 10 years' incubation and apprenticeship. Second: adversity is good—you become hungry and work harder. Third: you have to risk yourself in pursuit of something bold and innovative. Finally, make a commitment to talent, the seeds of a great organization.
Mark Noble
Colliers' Dallas managing director Mark Noble tells us rumors of its relocation have been greatly exaggerated. So far, no new space has been committed to, despite reports that a deal has been done. “We want to be in a very vibrant urban setting. That's important for our younger talent. So, we're looking at Uptown and Downtown, but nothing is final.” In addition to hunting for space, Mark says Colliers is emphasizing teamwork, “inviting brokers and different service lines  together, training them to position each other and their specialties for the benefit of the client. We want to step to the next level of prominence in Dallas.” In less than six years, the Dallas office of Colliers International grew from just four brokers and three support staff to 108 on the payroll, Mark adds.