Insights into the Risk of Failure

Insights into the Risk of Failure

INSIGHTS INTO THE RISK OF FAILURE If that’s all it takes to succeed in the construction business is a pickup truck, a box of tools, a cast-iron stomach, and a forgiving wife, why do so many contractors fail? Check next to the causes listed below that you believe most...
Bad Beliefs – The Root of All Evil

Bad Beliefs – The Root of All Evil

Bad Beliefs The Root of All Evil It took me 30 years of research to get to the hidden root cause of construction business failures:  Bad management decisions are caused by firmly held bad beliefs.  Beliefs In other words, whether we are aware of it or not, every...
Ten Minute MBA

Ten Minute MBA

Ten Minute MBA   The iconic comedian George Carlin brought down the house with a routine he called, “The 10 Minute University”. He proposed that colleges should limit course content to only what students remembered five years after they had graduated. It would save...
The Big Dig

The Big Dig

The Big Dig   No discussion of the failure rate of megaprojects would be complete without a careful look at Boston’s Big Dig, the largest and most challenging highway project in the history of the United States. Few megaprojects have been accused by so many of taking...