Serena Williams predicts the shutdown of offices and the rise of Zoom-like apps



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Serena Williams predicts the shutdown of offices and the rise of Zoom-like apps

Serena Williams is one of the most business-oriented tennis players from both the WTA and the ATP circuits. She has her own clothing line and even runs an investment firm – Serena Ventures – while holding assets in American football clubs like Miami Dolphins and also in more aggressive sports championships like the UFC.

So one could say they can learn something from Serena other than amazing tennis techniques. Luckily, we don’t have to go too far for some business insights from the American tennis legend because she gave us some industry insights during a Kindredcast Podcast episode.

Given the way businesses managed to get through the pandemic, Williams predicts less and less office environments, especially in big and expensive cities. “This is gonna change the way people even view offices. First of all, if your company offices are very expensive, especially in a city like New York or San Francisco, you have to look at the commercial real estate space and then you start thinking: ‘Well, we created and we stayed in business through COVID and we did not go to the office’,” said Williams.

“So now I feel like there's going to be an interesting conversation. I can reach international calls from Tokyo and London like that (snaps fingers). I don't want to fly a hundred hours a week for business so I personally think it's super exciting.

Oh, we can do unbelievable board calls on Zoom, Google Hangouts or Google Meet,” Serena Williams concluded the matter.