Is More Always Better?

When I was younger, I always thought that I was going to grow up to be a professor. I don’t know where that career choice idea originated, but it was there, nonetheless. (I’m still not sure about the part where I grow up, as my wife would certainly debate that idea.) But it seems like my career path was always …

The Four-Letter Word

Code. It’s considered a “four-letter word” by some home inspectors, and the reason why we have building codes is often misunderstood. Code refers to the set of rules that specify the standards intended to (hopefully) guide the contractors who built the structure that you are now inspecting. The main purpose of codes is to provide construction guidelines that help to …

Defendability: Things that you can do now to help defend yourself in a lawsuit later (and possibly lessen your chances of being in a lawsuit to begin with)

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone you dealt with in your businesses (and your life) saw things from your point of view? Whenever there was a problem, you would talk it out, they would quickly see things your way and the issue would miraculously disappear! Unfortunately, that’s not the way that things work in the real world. You are certain …

This Post is Open to Interpretation. An Ounce of Prevention is the Cure

Interpret.  The word is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org) as “(deciding) what the intended meaning of something is.”  And interpreting what you mean by the language in your business materials and inspection reports is what opposing attorneys do for a living.      So, what’s a small business owner to do?  Can you match wits with an experienced plaintiff’s attorney, in …