Laboring away on Labor Day: Life as a consultant

As an employee, most people live for the weekend. A three-day weekend, such as what Labor Day provides, is sacred. Yet as a business owner and consultant, I find myself living for the moment more and more. For example, this weekend we celebrated my youngest daughter's sixth birthday. We had a party at the beach … Continue reading Laboring away on Labor Day: Life as a consultant

WWSHD: What Would Sherlock Holmes Do? (Advice for Consultants)

Mark Haas has another great post up at the Institute for Management Consultant's Daily Tips for Consultants blog. In it, he compares the work of consultants to that of detectives, prompting the invocation of the world's most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. When asking What Would Sherlock Holmes Do? Haas came up with the following … Continue reading WWSHD: What Would Sherlock Holmes Do? (Advice for Consultants)

Construction Consultant and Deck/Waterproofing Contractor Uses Technology To Achieve More From Less

I just posted an interview with Bill Leys (@Deck_Expert) over at AECforensics.com. Leys is a deck and waterproofing contractor on the central coast of California (hence the name of his company, Central Coast Waterproofing) that also provides expert witness testimony in construction defect cases, and offers consulting services to owners regarding decks, deck coverings and … Continue reading Construction Consultant and Deck/Waterproofing Contractor Uses Technology To Achieve More From Less