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...

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...