January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

January’s Featured Architect: Mario Botta

Two architects that altered the way I think about design and buildings are Eero Saarinen and Mario Botta. Both have a striking shift in the paradigm of what buildings can do to change the very way we think about our everyday surroundings. Botta was born in Switzerland...
The Bottom Line: Appreciation

The Bottom Line: Appreciation

When it comes to weathering challenging circumstances, the bottom line is appreciation. The most important thing a leader can do is demonstrate a genuine appreciation for the people that show up, day after day, to do their job despite the difficulties at hand.  The...
November’s Featured Architect: Bjarke Ingels

November’s Featured Architect: Bjarke Ingels

November’s featured architect is my friend, the young and charismatic Bjarke Ingels, who is a Danish architect and the founder of Bjarke Ingels Group—better known as BIG. He was born in Copenhagen in 1974 and demonstrated an interest in drawing from a very young age....
The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour Final Week

The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour Final Week

Well folks, that’s a wrap! This week we completed the final leg of The Job Is The Boss 2020 Tour, which turned out to be just as incredible as I anticipated. This week we made 10 stops, beginning and ending in Chicago.   On Monday we visited the Harbor Freight Tools...