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Construction Curiosities #50
This is a Very Simple Game
Hey! Happy Saturday! Matt here.
Welcome to the Construction Curiosities newsletter. This was a massive week for the newsletter! We added 56 new folks, crossed over the 800 subscriber mark, and hit 50 Editions!
Whoa. Where has the time gone?
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This weekly Newsletter explores my Curiosities about the Construction Industry. It's meant to make you think, smile, and become a better, more well-informed Construction Professional.
This week we will look at:
One Quote: Very Simple Game
One Musing: Do the Simple Things
One LI Post: Pack a Parachute
One [Other] Newsletter: Real Life Lean
One Meme: The Unpleased King
Replace the context of baseball with construction and see below.
Last week in the Newsletter I shared my updated list of “25 Hacks to Win as a Young Construction Professional.” And then this week I shared it to LinkedIn and it went bonkers. In 36 hours it had over 220,000 impressions. By far the most viral post I’ve had on LinkedIn and I’ve been posting regularly on there for about a year.
I don’t say this to brag or anything, I say it to note how it really resonated with folks. The irony of the post is that the “Hacks” aren’t rocket science. It isn’t implementing a new process, procedure, software, or gadget. It’s about doing the simple things and doing them well.
So many comments on the LI post said something along the lines of “This applies for all folks, in all industries of all experience levels.”
I agree with this sentiment but I especially wanted to set the Next Generation up for success and be a resource I didn’t have when I started out.
"This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball….. Think about that for a while.”
Construction is like baseball. The Championship Winning teams are those that do the basics extremely well.
Are you practicing the basics or are you out chasing shiny objects?
One LI Post
No matter where the economy and industry are going in the coming months/ years, it never hurts to get and stay prepared. Don’t get hurt in the good times.
One [Other] Newsletter
Real Life Lean by Tim Hoh is a great compilation of all things Lean Construction. It’s especially good if you’ve been on the outside looking in like me.
This week he spotlighted a CM Mentors Podcast but that’s not why I am including him here. I’ve been subscribed to his newsletter since before the first one and have been enjoying it and I think you will too!
Check it out here: Real Life Lean
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