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Scott Sedam

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Scott Sedam is president of TrueNorth Development, a consulting and training firm that works with builders to improve products, process, and profits. A senior contributing editor to Pro Builder, Scott writes about all aspects of the home building business and won the 2015 Jesse H. Neal Award, business journalism's most prestigious prize, for his commentary in Pro Builder. Scott invites you to join TrueNorth's Lean Building Group on LinkedIn and welcomes your feedback at scott@truen.com or 248.446.1275.

Home Building’s ‘DEW Line’

What are your early indicators that something is going wrong?

National Housing Quality Award

Through the Years With the NHQ Awards: Is This Your Year to Apply?

Winning the National Housing Quality Award feels great, but it’s the rigorous process and journey of self-discovery that reap the greatest rewards 

The 12 Days of Christmas—Gifts for a (Professional) Lifetime

A personal look back at 12 influential, career-defining ‘gifts’ that are both timeless and priceless 

Business Management

The 5 Most Common Home Builder Measurement Fails

Measurement failure—the source of many bad decisions in home building—ultimately means one thing: profit loss

Home Building's Version of Insanity

Most sources of waste in home building are repeat offenders, causing incredible losses in time and money for builders, suppliers, and trades alike—and it continues unabated 

Innovation

The Next Great Thing in Home Building? ... or Not

Over the last 20 years, companies have popped up promising to revolutionize home building, but their visions remain elusive 

Business Management

Business Strategy Lessons From the Building Industry's Sages and Survivors

A sampling of industry wisdom and sage advice from seasoned home building pros 

Business Management

12 Things I Wish I Knew About Building Before I Turned 40

Sharing lessons learned in the hope that the next generation of industry leaders can avoid making the same mistakes

What I Learned From Bill, Part 2

10 lessons from Bill Pulte, the Master Builder. Part two in a two-part series

Leadership

A Mentor Like No Other—What I Learned From Bill Pulte

A student discovers the master. Part one in a two-part series about Bill Pulte

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