“It’s Not My Job”

“It’s Not My Job”

“It’s Not My Job” Dr Thomas C Schleifer The legendary comedian Freddy Prinze began every episode of Chico and the Man with his iconic – “It’s not my job.” He, of course, was making fun of the stereotypical employee whose first...
Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Dr Thomas C Schleifer Contractors are now recognizing the shortage of skilled labor as their biggest problem. Inflation and supply problems, most believe, are temporary and can be overcome. Not being able to put together a full crew, however, will...
Patience

Patience

Patience World economic markets are now DISORDERLY.  In Econ 101 we learn that constraints on supply without attendant constraints on demand lead to inflation. In addition, we learn that in modern complex economies, government monetary policy (the printing of money)...
Recession Potential

Recession Potential

Recession Potential Dr Thomas C Schleifer Everyone agrees that the COVID-19 world-wide economic shutdown, interrupted supply chains, Russia’s barbaric invasion of the Ukraine, fuel shortages, and persistent rampant inflation all add up to, at the very least,...
Reality Check #3

Reality Check #3

Reality Check #3 Risk Mitigation in Growth Markets   In 2014 We Cautioned…   “Our studies reveal a very disheartening fact: Success in the construction industry, even for very long periods, doesn’t guarantee continuing success. In fact, the study indicates clearly...