If you have any books on your list that you think would be a good addition to mine, let me know.
Christmas 2019 – Inspiration – How getting Fit, Becoming a Good Leader, and Falling in Love All Require the Same Skill.
Merry Christmas everyone! I cannot believe 2019 is behind us! By the time this publishes, I assume you will have already received your Christmas presents and hopefully you are enjoying quality time with your loved ones. My gift to you this year is an excerpt from an interview with Simone Sinek. Simon Sinek is the…
Industry Watch – Uncertainty – What Are the Main Causes of Uncertainty in Construction?
The top 7 things that cause uncertainty in construction and recommendations for how to mitigate their impact.
Industry Watch – Design Errors – Why You Should Expect Them and How Owners Can Manage Imperfect Design.
80% of Owners surveyed expect future projects to have change orders resulting from design mistakes
Industry Watch – Contracting Models – How Ignorance and Bias Breeds Misinformation and Cast Good Contracting Models in a Bad Light.
This kind of simple-minded reporting casts otherwise good contracting models in a bad light and create negative impressions that persist well beyond the context of this project.
Happy Thanksgiving – Goal Setting – How Bill Bartmann Sets Goals for Achieving Anything.
I began searching through the internet for a set of goal setting rules to help inspire and motivate me.
Industry Watch – Procurement Models – How a Biased Report is Casting a Negative Light on a Perfectly Viable Procurement Model that Ensures Only The Most Qualified Contractors Bid Work.
These characterizations and the terms used to describe them, show a fundamental ignorance about these procurement concepts and how they work.
Industry Watch – Social Procurement – How Political Do-Goodery Is Affecting Procurement And What Procurement Professionals Need to Do About It.
A City Administrator in Calgary is pushing forward a recommendation that the City adopt social concerns as part of their procurement system.
ProcureCon 2020 – I’m Speaking – Why This Year’s ProcureCon Facilities Conference Will be Great!
This year’s conference seems to be the most comprehensive event yet.
Industry Watch – Late Payments – How the Construction Industry is Working to Mitigate the Impact of Late Payments and What Owners Need to be Leery of.
The problem has been building for a long time and it all came to a head in January 2018 when the second largest construction company in the UK (Carillion) went bankrupt.
Best Practices – Project Management – Why You Can’t Estimate Project Management Like Other Costs and What You Can Do About That.
Even though this is more common, rate based pricing is still too subjective.
Book Review – The 4 hour Workweek – Sounds Good! But It’s Not for Me!
The book is ripe with principles to adopt. It’s pretty much a blueprint for changing your life.