News about the economy reminds me of the story where a shoe company sent two salesmen to Africa.  The first salesman wrote back “this is a terrible market, no one wears shoes.”  The second salesman offered “what a fantastic market – everyone needs shoes!” The media coverage focuses on the unemployment...

As leaders of our organizations, we are constantly challenged to anticipate opportunities for development and determine how our company can capitalize on those opportunities.  It has been our experience that economic cycles have a pattern and based on these patterns, we can anticipate new development...

By By Bobby Tedder btedder@neighbornewspapers.com For Don Boyken, all paths lead to the next level.  As the new Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce chairman, Boyken is set to continue his very visible role in the early chapters of the city’s history. Guided by a philosophy based on empowering others for...

DUNWOODY’S DEMOGRAPHICS DEPICT AN ECONOMIC ENGINE By Donald R. Boyken The city of Dunwoody is blessed with unique demographics. Each day more than 100,000 people come to our city to work and shop. Colliers International data indicates that there are over 8 million square feet of office space and...

Recently I was speaking with a couple of contractors and they were telling me some project bid stories. First of all, when a contractor bids work it is highly competitive and risks are taken to be the successful low bidder.  All contractors believe that when they...

Mr. Boyken serves as a forensic construction consultant providing expert witness testimony, cost analysis, construction claims analysis and document review for construction dispute resolution involving damage calculations, delay analysis, resolution of unresolved change orders, defective workmanship and related damages. Since 1970, Mr. Boyken has been part...

In my travels, I speak with leaders and corporate executives and one sentiment is becoming crystal clear:  we are all upset with the leadership in Washington – BOTH PARTIES.  Surely our elected officials understand that we are Americans First. We sent them to Washington to do what...

Most high performance teams credit their success to an education program.  Just as an athlete can achieve great success thru the use of a coach, so can a business management team obtain optimum results.  Small to midsize companies are often run by a persuasive leader...