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Conference call: Scott Murphy

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Conference call: Scott Murphy

President and CEO of Morrison-Maierle (Best Firm #27 Multi-discipline for 2017), a 280-person firm based in Helena, Montana. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent “It’s vital to our success,” Murphy says, referring to entrepreneurship in the firm. “For some employees, their role is outward focused with efforts to grow the business in existing/new markets. For others, it might mean creating greater efficiencies in how we deliver services, internally and externally. For everyone, it means looking to create more valuable and memorable client experiences every day.” A CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT MURPHY. The Zweig Letter: While M&A is always an option, there’s something to...

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Excel struggle bus

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Excel struggle bus

While the software is a proven workhouse for data storage and analysis, there are 7 good reasons to stop using it to manage your projects Editor’s note: ProjectBoss was a sponsor of the 2018 Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference in Dallas. I get it. It’s right there on your desktop, occupying the same spot it did 25 years ago. The familiar green icon beckons you to click on it, open your project “template” (complete with 17 different tabs), and start filling in the blanks. A few hours later (and several skipped sections and tabs), you have an outline,...

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Keeping yourself fresh

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Keeping yourself fresh

If you want your AEC firm to stay fresh and relevant, YOU – as the owners and managers of the enterprise – HAVE to stay fresh and relevant yourselves. That gets more and more difficult the older you get. I speak from experience! This is important stuff! Here are my thoughts: Keep reading. While I am admittedly not a fan of the many “pop management” books out there, I do think we all need to keep reading. It stimulates the brain. And who knows what knowledge or inspiration we could get from it? Follow the news and pop culture enough...

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In the books

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In the books

With the unequivocal success of this year’s Hot Firm & A/E Industry Awards Conference in Dallas, all eyes now turn to Las Vegas in 2019. By Richard Massey Editor Chad Clinehens, Zweig Group’s president and CEO, said this year’s Hot Firm conference represented a quantum leap forward for the firm and its signature event. Record attendance of nearly 300, high energy among attendees, and a good mix of fun and education marked the two-day gathering, which unfolded at the palatial Fairmont Hotel. With Zweig Group’s new mission, Elevate the Industry, undergirding the 19th annual conference, Clinehens was accurate in his...

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Is there a doctrine in the house? (Part 4)

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Is there a doctrine in the house? (Part 4)

In the absence of extraordinary situations, the courts will rely on the contract’s terms, not the Impossibility of Performance Doctrine. My wife and I visited St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome a few years ago. A friend recommended that we try to see St. Peter’s tomb, which is located beneath the grand cathedral and requires a special ticket for admission. When I inquired about tickets, however, the Vatican sales clerk told me that these tickets are sold weeks in advance and it was “impossible” to merely walk up to the window and buy one. I thought for a moment about where...

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