A Day in The Life of A “Best-In-Class” Contractor

A Day in The Life of A “Best-In-Class” Contractor

A Day in The Life of A “Best-In-Class” Contractor Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. The Best-In-Class Contractor We call contractors who fit the management profile that the Construction Company Self-Analysis Program outlines, question by question –...
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...
Back To the Beginning

Back To the Beginning

Back To the Beginning Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. For 30 years I have been researching the causes of construction business failure. The study began years ago when I operated the largest national consultancy firm completing projects interrupted when bonded contractors...
The Next Normal

The Next Normal

The Next Normal Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. Long term “trends”, not temporary disruptions, are reshaping the construction industry. Last week we cited research that identified 15 construction industry long-term trends. Let’s examine four of them more closely: ...
Building A Stable Organization from Within

Building A Stable Organization from Within

Building A Stable Organization from Within Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. Our industry’s skilled labor shortage is not new. It is just worse with the pandemic. A growing shortage of skilled labor has haunted the construction industry for the past 15 years. Research has...
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)...