TrueNorth Development
President

Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development, spends most of his time working in the trenches with builders, suppliers and trade contractors. His Lean Builder blog appears weekly at HousingZone.com. He welcomes your feedback at scott@truen.com.

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May 05, 2016

The late Stephen Covey, author of one of the all-time best-selling business books, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Pe

April 05, 2016

It was a cold Chicago winter day in early 1989 when I first heard a disagreement erupt about which job is toughest in home building.

March 14, 2016

Just over a year ago, at a conference in January 2015, I sat with a local builder and listened over lunch as a leading housing economist revised his 2015 forecast down to “only” 36 percent growth i

February 10, 2016

Last month I introduced the notion of fallacies in home building—those beliefs we may be completely committed to yet

January 15, 2016

Among my trusted travel gear is a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet that I use almost exclusively for reading books or articles on airplanes or in hotel rooms.

December 15, 2015

This is the last column in our deep dive into process improvement. In the series, we’ve explored how process—good or bad—drives almost everything in the home building business.

September 24, 2015

Among the most frustrating work requirements, whether in business, education, volunteering, or any other endeavor, is how to prioritize the myriad things that cry out to be done.

Among the most frustrating work requirements, whether in business, education, volunteering, or any other endeavor, is how to prioritize the myriad things that cry out to be done.

In these times of increasing sales with decreasing margins, home builders are on a continual campaign to decrease costs.

August 31, 2015

In these times of increasing sales with decreasing margins, home builders are on a continual campaign to decrease costs.

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No one wants to hear about how great it was 30 years ago. Experience is one thing, but relevance is just as important. 

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