It ain’t any easier being green, especially at enterprise scale

Since the pandemic began wreaking havoc on the global economy, sustainability and concerns over global climate change have understandably taken a back seat. I mean if humanity gets wiped out by some virus, presumably over time the planet will recover... In the meantime, how do we align the still very real needs for addressing climate … Continue reading It ain’t any easier being green, especially at enterprise scale

Is the Consulting industry about to go the route of video rental stores and the Dodo?

Perhaps. That's the warning from Soren Kaplan, writing for Inc. on the upcoming disruption about to rock the world of business and management consultants everywhere. In an article titled, "The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted," Kaplan states: Here's the issue: Festering underneath myriad consulting offerings, methodologies, tools, and firms … Continue reading Is the Consulting industry about to go the route of video rental stores and the Dodo?

Would a consultant by any other name smell so sweet?

Consulting, as a profession, is in my humble opinion an extremely honorable pursuit that can bring tremendous value to the purchasers of consulting services. But that's only when applying a very narrow definition of the "consulting." What is that definition? A true consultant is an independent professional that through the application of their unique knowledge, … Continue reading Would a consultant by any other name smell so sweet?

AECforensics.com is Back! (Be sure to check out the new Daily Edition…)

AEC forensics dot com

After almost exactly two years, AECforensics.com is back to dissecting the latest issues impacting quality and risk management in the built environment. And what's more, there's now a Daily Edition featuring the top curated news for professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Hello Everyone! It is I, Brian L. Hill, your trusty … Continue reading AECforensics.com is Back! (Be sure to check out the new Daily Edition…)

An unlikely, yet completely authentic business manifesto: Let My People Go Surfing

Patagonia is a company I first learned about through my high school government teacher, who happened to have been a longtime friend of the founder of the company. The two had shared many adventures backpacking and hiking in remote locations over the years, and as my teacher at the time shared, the company's image as … Continue reading An unlikely, yet completely authentic business manifesto: Let My People Go Surfing