5th Anniversary of Architekwiki
That logo above served me well for five years. I drew it in 'Paper' by FiftyThree, Inc. The artwork (I'm using the term loosely) took about 30 minutes including the first 'door' that I didn't like. Placing it in the website took about 6 hours because I didn't know what I was doing.
You will notice I am going for a simpler, cleaner look now; but I can't let go - so the old logo is the new footer.
This post is mostly about where I am now, and where I am going from here.
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Next week Architekwiki turns five years old. Part of my stock-taking is to evaluate how well I am fitting into your daily flow. As you go about your day which of these information sources do you rely upon? Check off all that apply. Add others in 'Other'.
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Additional Services Documentation Made Easy
A project without changes is unheard of. Clients change their minds. Budget problems surface. Contractors happen. A project without Additional Services is pretty rare. No one likes to talk about increases in fees. But which do you prefer? Losing money, but having a content client? Or getting paid fairly even if there is some discomfort involved? The first is not sustainable. The second is easier than you might think.
Here is my solution...
MyCorbu TIME Has Launched
Now that there is a Roadmap for the premium TIME version of MyCorbu, my competitiveness has kicked in and I want to beat the timetable I just set up. After two weeks, progress is looking good.
You can pre-purchase MyCorbu TIME now.
The TIME version of the Comp Time feature has already been launched - it is running now, a month ahead of schedule.
As usual I am late to the party. For a couple of years I have heard about the E-Myth, but didn't think I needed to know about it. Well, I was wrong. Architects (everybody) need to know about this concept because if you are anything like me you will live or have lived it. (Near the end, below, I have some ideas about how individuals can use this concept.)
BTW the first reason that I think Architectural Firms Are Small is here.
I tend to collect pieces of information in Pocket or Evernote for perusal later, so I don't know exactly where I came across the book summary that I bought, downloaded and read about Michael E. Gerber’s 'E-Myth Revisited'.
In a nutshell Michael E. Gerber describes how working IN your firm instead of ON your firm is a recipe for failure. But most importantly he describes what you SHOULD be doing. I know he is right because my firm could have been the poster child for his book.
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