The Bottom Line is The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line is The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line is The Bottom Line This past year and a half we have all been subjected to a stress test. We have been trying to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from one of the deadliest viral pandemics in human history. We are struggling to understand the...
Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside

Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside

Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside Two weeks ago, I ended the message by expounding Schleifer’s First Law: Contractors Thrive During Stable Markets Today, I begin with Schleifer’s Second Law of Market Dynamics: There is No Such Thing as a Stable...
Labor Shortages to Clogged Supply Chains What’s going on around here?

Labor Shortages to Clogged Supply Chains What’s going on around here?

“Just when I thought I was out…They dragged me back in!”  (The Godfather) That is a quote from the movie The Godfather that I also heard from a contractor trying to deal with the whipsaw starts and stops torturing post-pandemic construction markets. ...
The Care and Feeding of the Workforce – A Culture Case Study

The Care and Feeding of the Workforce – A Culture Case Study

My interest in corporate cultures began with a productivity research project that brought to light the impact of the attitude of workers putting in the footings for a new project.  We were trying to determine if the workers’ understanding of what they were...
It Takes Two to Tango

It Takes Two to Tango

The Project Selection Tool is designed to aid contractors in picking projects that are most suitable to their firm’s expertise and have the most likely prospects of success for all stakeholders. But what about owners and designers? Historically many have limited...