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News on Housing Starts from Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D

News on Housing Starts from Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D

The bowtie economist says: The rest of 2016 will show no meaningful month-over-month gains.

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Self-Taught MBA: Interesting, New Opportunities for Green Developers

Self-Taught MBA: Interesting, New Opportunities for Green Developers

A developer friend in the Midwest is now in the business of buying distressed wetlands. Why I asked him? To trade, he told me. Developers can buy his wetlands to offset impact on their projects, and my friend turns a tidy profit, the environment gets a dividend, too.

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Diminished Domiciles

Diminished Domiciles

SHARE THIS: Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D on today's housing supply vs. demand

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Self-Taught MBA: Better Ballpark Estimates

Self-Taught MBA: Better Ballpark Estimates

The professional project manager’s "Beta Distribution" method of ballpark estimating represents your best defense against bidding too high or too low at the initial phases of a project.

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Self-Taught MBA: The Triple Constraint

Self-Taught MBA: The Triple Constraint

Project managers recognize three basic “constraints” on almost every project, including the project’s scope, schedule, and cost. I like to add two more, quality and risk.

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Self-Taught MBA: Small-Scale Network Marketing

Self-Taught MBA: Small-Scale Network Marketing

Leveraging the relationships of your employees can help you drum up business when you need it most.

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Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: Whats the difference?

Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: What's the difference?

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Using financial terms the wrong way causes confusion that costs you money. Learn the real meaning of the three most common words used to describe financial transactions.

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Interesting Index

Interesting Index

Update from Elliot F. Eisenberg, the Bowtie Economist

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Self-Taught MBA: Builder Uses His Business Expertise to Help Others

Self-Taught MBA: Builder Uses His Business Expertise to Help Others

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Bill Asdal turned a successful remolding company into a business school for other remodelers and even some business that have nothing to do with construction.

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Self-Taught MBA: Drones for Homebuilders

Self-Taught MBA: Drones for Homebuilders

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Toying with the idea of a holiday drone purchase? I’ll give you a business reason to go ahead and buy one.

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Self-Taught MBA: New Business Books

Self-Taught MBA: New Business Books

Some titles to consider as gifts to yourself (open them before Christmas), business books worth your precious time and money.

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Self-Taught MBA: Motivating Your Team to Improve Productivity

Self-Taught MBA: Motivating Your Team to Improve Productivity

Unlike most industries, where production has risen dramatically over the last two decades, the construction industry remains stuck in a rut. Researchers suggest that construction-worker motivation may be to blame.

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Self-Taught MBA: An Economist on Homebuilding and Remodeling Today

Self-Taught MBA: An Economist on Homebuilding and Remodeling Today

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Taking the pulse of the present and near future homebuilding business with economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

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Self-Taught MBA: Asking for Two More Weeks

Self-Taught MBA: Asking for "Two More Weeks"

A smarter way to handle the inevitable delays.

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Self-Taught MBA: Head (Way Down) South Young Man

Self-Taught MBA: Head (Way Down) South Young Man

Until recently, only Latin Americans headed toward “El Norte,” for good jobs with real wages. Nowadays, North American builders are also heading south, to Latin America, looking for good projects with real profits. We talk with one former Oregon framing contractor about his recent decision to build in Ecuador.

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