Genie at the Jobsite – a 1% profit wish

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This afternoon you find a genie at a jobsite. But this genie is different. He is a construction genie and instead of giving you 3 wishes, he only lets you select 1 wish from 3 options. The 3 options he gives you are:

– You can increase sales by 1%, or

– You can reduce your project costs by 1%, or

– You can decrease your overhead expenses by 1%.

You, being a savvy business person, want to maximize the payoff of your wish. So which one will you choose to improve your bottom line the most?

 

The biggest improvement to net income is granted to you if you chose to reduce project costs by 1%. If you want us to prove it with your numbers, email us at jonathan@cruxconsultinginc.com .

Your Game of Thrones – Part 3

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“Be polite, be professional, but a have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”  -General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis   Ambiguity and inconsistency are two monster enemies of our time and attention. Our time and attention make up our real competitive advantage (see Part 1 and Part 2 here). They are finite and valuable resources.…

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Reclaim the Throne, Part 2 – Optimize Your Value

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In the first part of this three part series we established that our time and attention is really our biggest competitive advantage. And that we need to treat these resources, time and attention, like they are finite…because they are.  If you missed the first key to reclaiming your competitive advantage you can find it HERE.…

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Reclaiming the Throne, Part 1

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In this first article in our three part series we are going to examine one of the keys to reclaiming your throne of competitive advantage. Almost every conversation I’ve had with construction business owners and managers recently includes a version of the following: Me:        “How is everything going?” Owner: “We are slammed with work,…

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Market Shake-Up Will Come – Graduate Summa Cum Laude

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Here in the bay area commercial construction is booming. We are all busy to say the least! But now is the time to look ahead to what we can do to improve our ability to thrive during the eventual slowdown. We don’t know when it will slow but we know it will. Equilibrium is funny…

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Your Own Window of Insight

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What do Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham know about your business? Nothing really. They are dead. But they can still help you have better insight into your business. Joseph and Harry are responsible for the Johari window (a mash-up of their names, a la Brangelina and Bennifer). They created the Johari Window as a tool…

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That Will Cost You! 4 Ways Being Too Busy Costs You and Your Business

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That Will Cost You! 4 Ways Being Too Busy Costs You and Your Business   It is 2 in the afternoon. I’m tired. I can’t focus. There are still important things that I need to get done. They are going to end up getting pushed off until tomorrow when I can give them the attention…

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