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Construction Genius

Oct 29, 2019

“Morale is a state of mind. It is that intangible force which will move a whole group of men to give their last ounce to achieve something, without counting the cost to themselves; that makes them feel they are part of something greater than themselves.” Defeat into Victory, Battling Japan in Burma and India,...

Oct 22, 2019

Doug Reitz, President of Mark Wilson Construction returns to the show to discuss the project selection process he and his team use to procure profitable work. 

Throughout Doug's career in the construction industry, he has been fortunate to have worked in positions that span from Project Clerk to President. He...

Oct 15, 2019

In my garage I have an orange tool box that an old friend, Stan gave me. Stan was a great guy. A self-made first-generation immigrant to the United States. He owned an apartment building in Berkeley, and did the vast majority of the maintenance work himself. He gave me the tool box as a gift, and as a bit of a hint to...

Oct 8, 2019

Jean Bjork is the President and Owner of Bjork Construction, a general contractor based in Fremont, CA. 

In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover: 

  • Jean starting off as a welder in her parent’s business
  • Valuable lessons her mom taught her about running a business
  • Getting married to a carpenter and starting a...

Oct 1, 2019

Listen to this episode and gain insight into why construction projects fail, how to analyze the causes and how to avoid failure in the future. 

In this episode of Construction Genius I explore the failed Burma Campaign of 1942 through the eyes of the British commander on the ground, Field-Marshall Viscount William Slim,...