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How to Save Time and Money in an Urban Construction Environment | Ep 26

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      Saving time and money is essential on every construction project.  In an urban environment, maximizing the use of space is critical also. What if there was a way to reduce the space required for parking by 40-60%, save money by eliminating the floors of concrete needed for a traditional parking structure, and…

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How to Avoid Losing Money (Lessons from a Construction Giant) | Ep 25

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      What can you learn from the failures of one of the world’s oldest, largest and most successful construction companies?  According to a recent Bloomberg article: “Last year was a tough one for the Swedish construction giant (Skanska), with operating income hit by project write-downs, goodwill impairments and restructuring charges totaling 3.1 billion…

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How to Be the Sub-Contractor of Choice in a Competitive Niche with Demanding Clients | Ep 24

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      Tim Hogan is the President of Bayside Interiors, an $80m subcontractor in Northern California that specializes in: – Metal stud framing – CAB Design – Architectural Specialties – Access Floors – Acoustical Ceilings Projects include: San Francisco 49ers stadium, the first Apple store in Manhattan, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland…

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Recovering From Demotion | Ep 23

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      This episode covers: Why people get demoted The emotional cost of demotion How to help someone who has been demoted recover, and make a contribution to your company Why does someone get demoted? Incompetence Poor Decisions Lack of Compatibility   The emotional cost of demotion Shame Resentment Fear How to help someone…

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How to Innovate | Ep 22

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      “Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation.” Peter Drucker Marketing is about creating and keeping customers Innovation concentrates on creating new levels of performance in one of three areas: people, product, and processes. Innovation is hard because it requires change and doesn’t always work; therefore it gets resisted. Angie Simon, President…

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How to Build a Simple, Clear Plan | Ep 21

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      The benefits of planning: Think about what you are going to do, in advance, so that when you act you may act more effectively. Tap into the collective intelligence and wisdom of your team. Minimize risk and maximize the possibility of success. Take into account, and maximize the use of your resources…

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