Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
A compilation of business news, trends, and surveys on customer satisfaction, financials, human resources, marketing, and sales.
Simplification is never about merely stripping out features or dumbing down the product. In fact, simplification is a way of thinking, designing, and operating that can improve product along with profits
The challenge isn’t to get a greater number of contacts; it is to do something meaningful with this information. Begin a conversation with each unique person in your database to increase your chances of converting each one.
A little less efficiency can result in more personalized effectiveness
What to do when everything on the list is Job No. 1
Filling this singular role requires a special process to pinpoint the best talent
The desire to deny it is strong, but it's time to admit: Most product waste has its roots in bad process.
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Establishing sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line
Stylecraft’s Doug French on first-time buyers, college towns, and the energy of youth.
In an era of consolidation, here's how four regional builders are staying independent while maintaining a lead spot.
Offering special features and upgrades gives you an edge with buyers, but competitive pricing, optimal margins, and streamlined packaging are essential
The tale of a small builder’s quest to maintain his market share against the big guys