Top 10 Google Reader Feeds

Top 10 Google Reader Feeds

This week, the tech world got some bad news. Google Reader, a favorite syndication system for personalized web content, will go dark on July 1. Here is Google’s official statement, from their Spring Cleaning blog update: We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite [Read More]

My Use of Social Media

My Use of Social Media

Thanks to several social media tools, I have been able to stay connected with increased frequency than before web 2.0.  A couple of years ago we started using several  of these  and the effectiveness of helping with relationships has been very encouraging.  I can count on a brief exchange with someone due to my blog [Read More]

Green Building Focus Recap: Chris Brogan on The Efficiency of Social Media

Green Building Focus Recap: Chris Brogan on The Efficiency of Social Media

Last week, Chris Brogan and I spent 2 days together here in Birmingham. We were pleased to have him as our guest for the Green Building Focus Conference. For those unaware, Chris is the well-respected co-author of Trust Agents and Social Media 101. He’s carved out a niche for himself in social tools online and [Read More]

Game Changers, Green and Leverage for Good

Game Changers, Green and Leverage for Good

Next week Birmingham will host the Green Building Focus Conference and Expo. Experts in the field will be here—Karan Grover from India, Llewellyn Van Wyk from South Africa and Dr. Charles Kibert to name a few. It’s a gathering of like-minded individuals who are interested in sustainable designs and construction, conservation, recycling and reuse. Each [Read More]

With Change Comes Opportunity: Three Ways to Embrace It.

There is comfort in the known. That’s why most of us enjoy having a steady routine at work. But if you’re not careful, getting lost in habit and familiarity can become too comfortable. You’ll end up stuck in a rut while the ever-changing business landscape passes by. As former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once [Read More]

How I Leverage Time and Effort

It seems that in the construction business—design and finance—there is an ever-accelerating outpouring of technology and knowledge. Because I sometimes worry that advances will pass me by, I’m always trying to figure out how to leverage my time. I want to maximize what I do without decreasing quality or cutting corners. But how? Someone recently [Read More]