“We become who we are by the people we spend time with and the books we read”……

I set the goal this year to read a minimum of 1 book each month related to my entrepreneurial passions. I’m a little ahead of schedule thanks to lots of time on planes during January and February. Sharing with the CWS Tribe these 4 books that I read – Tom Peters is someone for all business lovers to check out, that was the pick of the 4 but a tonne of value from all of these….

Construction Waterproofing Training WTF (Why this Fails?) – Part 2

Thursday November 15, 2018

I covered in Part I the piece on manufacturers taking the reins to train and educate contractors which for the current time is the accepted norm. Agree or disagree, it is the reality of what is happening out in the everyday world, and while there are Certificate III courses from RTOs the truth is trades rely on […]

Construction Waterproofing Training WTF (Why this Fails?) – Part I

Thursday November 8, 2018

If the Electrical and Gas trades were approached in the same way as the Waterproofing Industry what kind of noise would we hear? A public outcry? Extended media attention? Political and government intervention? The Australian Construction industry has some fairly tight compliance regulations when it comes to electrical and gas trades, and correctly so as these […]

Waterproofing. Is it slipping through the cracks?

Tuesday June 5, 2018

After pest and termite problems, waterproofing is regarded as the second largest building cost in the construction industry in Australia. Waterproofing is critically important, so why isn’t it being taken a lot more seriously, instead of the misunderstanding, misinformation and general ambivalence within the actual industry? Alarmingly, waterproofing is slipping into areas with key responsibilities […]

Masters at playing the Big C game

Tuesday June 5, 2018

Not that I want to take a parting shot at Masters Home Improvement’s failed attempt to gain a slice of the Bunnings’ pie, but has anyone really evaluated where the DIY/Home Improvement space is now after they have disappeared into the corporate black hole? How can any business make spectacular losses of more than $3 billion […]

Building on being Social

Thursday April 26, 2018

Social Media is where the attention is, after all this blog is being read through one of the platforms out there, however for some reason the construction industry seems slow on the uptake with the way many of the platforms out there are being utilised to communicate and extend business. Outside of the Social Media […]