The Ugly Side of Beautiful! (Part 3)
| By Doug Bellamy So then, here we are with 2013 looking better and 2014 looking better yet. Beautiful, ahhhh … now we can finally sigh with relief. NOT! Houston, we’ve got a problem. What the heck is the problem with an increasingly better housing market that seems... | [more]
» May 2013
The Ugly Side of Beautiful! (Part 2)
| By Doug Bellamy If you read last month’s Management Desk article, bear with me as I repeat some things for the sake emphasis and clarification. I want to re-emphasize the word that I think sums things up when it comes to this cycle that we are currently (or at... | [more]
» April 2013
The Ugly Side of Beautiful!
| By Doug Bellamy I used to think I had these downturns figured out. From my perspective as a contractor in California they appeared pretty predictable. They ran on a cycle of about eight to 10 years of good times, fell into a substantial slump for two to three years... | [more]
» March 2013
| By Doug Bellamy "Continual improvement.” Whoever coined that phrase deserves some credit. Why? Because besides being just another over used, undervalued and too often disregarded phrase, it embodies the essence of doing "great” business. But let’s not talk about... | [more]
» February 2013
Is Your Business an Organization?
| By Doug Bellamy If you operate an organization, the implication is that it should be organized. Those involved should know their roles and responsibilities. Such roles and responsibilities should be clearly defined, written, translated if necessary, agreed upon and... | [more]
» January 2013
The Appetite for Information, Part 4
| By Doug Bellamy "Appetite” needs no definition. From infancy until elderly, each of us experiences it. Everyone relates, as we see-saw back and forth between its yearning and the satisfaction of fullness when we are well fed. We don’t need a dictionary to... | [more]