Mission Statements

Bob Borson —  January 30, 2014 — 58 Comments

I’m climbing up on my soapbox to tell you that your company does not need a public mission statement and if you do have one, I bet it’s stupid.

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The Kitchen Design Process

Bob Borson —  January 27, 2014 — 39 Comments

As-built field verification, several iterations of sketches, hours of discussions, crying … these things could only represent one thing:
The Kitchen Remodel(™) of 2014

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Believe or not, most architects thought about becoming chefs at one point or another in their lives. What happens when you’re an architect who knows more than he can afford?

He dreams …

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Architects and Coffee

Bob Borson —  January 13, 2014 — 141 Comments

Let me get this out-of-the-way right up front – most architects I know drink coffee.
A LOT of coffee.
In fact, most of them are snobby and frequently a-holes about the coffee they drink … if Grey Poupon made coffee, architects would drink it.

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Sometimes your fly is down, or you have something stuck in your teeth. Wouldn’t you want someone to tell you? In the professional world, the answer is always yes.

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Goals versus Resolutions

Bob Borson —  January 6, 2014 — 21 Comments

Let me go on the record as saying that I HATE New Years resolutions. According to the people who keep track of these sorts of things at the US Government, these are the most popular resolutions that are made every year:

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2013 has been a year of change, so terrific … and some kind of sucky. In order to look forward to 2014, we need to look back at 2013. What exactly happened and where are we going – these are good questions.

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