Corporate Darwinism

Corporate Darwinism

The term “Corporate Darwinism” was the title of a business book published in 1966 that tracked the stages of birth, growth, and death of the typical American industrial corporation. According to the research, all start-ups that survive pass through these...
Make Friends with Trends

Make Friends with Trends

Make Friends with Trends Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. We have been discussing managing construction companies profitably under post-pandemic disruptive market conditions. Studying what we labeled “disruptions” (run-away cost inflation, impending recession, supply chain...
Innovation

Innovation

Innovation Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. The construction industry has changed at its core. Most of the labor force that delivered construction services to the nation has retired and taken their unique level of expertise, productivity, and efficiency with them. Those of...
Can You Be Flexible?

Can You Be Flexible?

Can You Be Flexible? Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. The construction industry is an outlier that evades classic management theory taught at all the nation’s prestigious business schools. The price of our construction services is set well in advance typically through...
IF

IF

IF Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. It is somehow comforting when other experts confirm your view of the world. Just this week in Engineering News Record:  ENR October 12, 2022 Construction Wages Grow at Fastest Rate in Decades Despite Recession Threat By James Leggate...
In The Eye of the Beholder

In The Eye of the Beholder

In The Eye of the Beholder Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. Wall Street investment advisors are beginning to act like contractors. Hedge fund managers now value tech companies based on a multiple of future revenues rather than a multiple of past earnings. Revenues trump...