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Architects are Crafty

Bob Borson —  March 30, 2015 — 18 Comments

Have you ever called someone “crafty” and you weren’t referencing their Macgyver-esque abilities pertaining to yarn and popsicle sticks? A different meaning of the word crafty comes to my mind when I say that “All architects are crafty.”

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I thought it would be particularly good timing to bring up the idea of working on short term goals and they value – and satisfaction – that they can bring to your career.

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Leadership

Bob Borson —  July 14, 2014 — 33 Comments

Leadership is one of those words that people throw around a lot but I’m not sure people stop to think about what it really means.

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Your Behavior Matters

Bob Borson —  June 19, 2014 — 46 Comments

Judging a book by its cover isn’t really a great idea but how you act really is a fair measure of a person’s character. This was a lesson I learned when working on the most challenging project in my career and things went horribly wrong.

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So which is it? Eat you vegetables or eat your dessert? And what does either have to do with architecture?
They have everything to do with architecture so you’ll just have to read it to find out what I’m thinking about.

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Gather round the drafting table kids, now that I’ve replaced my computer, it’s time for Grandpa Borson to dole out some more important and life altering advice

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There are some words of advice that have stuck with me over the years – some were specific to be ing an architect, some were generic to being a decent human being. I’ve assembled as many as I could think of here just for you.

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