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“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….



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 […]


The process of lengthening something

Wednesday April 25, 2018

I recently returned from an overseas business trip in Europe meeting with customers and suppliers, managing to spend a day at one of the building exhibitions in Germany.  Always good to see how the Europeans approach their industry and where the future focus points are directed over there. Much of the discussion I had with […]


Lessons we’ve learned, and others taking more time

Wednesday April 25, 2018

In a recent chat with a few of my staff we’d been recollecting how the waterproofing and building game was in the 80s/90s. It felt like I was pulling stories out of the vault, but it wasn’t that long ago we approached it this way and in some cases still are. Without writing War and […]