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...
Navigating Stormy Seas

Navigating Stormy Seas

Navigating Stormy Seas Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D The Fed has just imposed another 75-basis point increase in its benchmark interest rate, and now even both sides of congress are howling. Prognosticators are worried that continued increases will push the economy into...
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...
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...