Entries by Tom Morin

IT’S TIME TO BUILD

Vern Harnish pushed out this motivational article by American tech pioneer and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen over the weekend.  I’ve copied it below because it helped me to crystalize the way I feel about the future.  The COVID-19 pandemic might have sucker-punched us but it’s given us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to alter our course towards […]

Leading in Tough Times: Wisdom from CEO’s

After I saw the ravaged store shelves this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to get some perspective on piloting through choppy waters from local CEO members of The Entrepreneurs Organization. Many of them started tiny businesses that grew into much more serious enterprises and unknowingly committed themselves to quarterback a lot […]

Wisdom’s retirement party

I like politics, so I stayed up late to watch our youthful federal leaders deliver their post-election speeches.  There was a strange chaotic moment when, the Liberals, Conservatives, and NDP all tried to take their respective stages at exactly the same time – perhaps each hoping to drown out the others – forcing the poor […]

Our MVP Plan

I learned why Alan Mulally is such a unique CEO when I heard him speak last October.  He changed the way I run my business and inspired me to create our MVP Plan. What makes him unique First off, Mulally is responsible for saving the Ford Motor Company. When Ford was at its lowest point (losing 17 Billion in 2006) he led the […]

Watch us get LEAN!

  You’d call me a student of Lean because for as long as I’ve been working, I’ve been trying to learn and promote the tenants of Lean Manufacturing.  I say student because I’m constantly learning more and even more often being humbled by how much i don’t know. I think my biggest aha moment came […]

Apprentice Success!

Kudos to Mitch Bell who was chosen as the most promising student in his class at BCIT.   It’s great to see such keen students entering our trade and investing in an apprenticeship.  AWMAC members support these students by contributing to a well-stocked toolbag for the highest achieving students. All the staff at Morinwood wish Mitch […]

Resolution Free Zone

I’m always searching for better. Better business systems, better health, better time at home… Plus, there is something about this time of year. Maybe it’s watching ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ yet again, or seeing your in-laws, but I always end up reflecting on the state of the world I’ve built around myself and think about […]

Substantial Completion at Valley View

Wayne should really look happier in this photo! We started working with PCL Construction on this design build project in the summer of 2016. The new building on the Riverview Lands in Port Coquitlam will house treatment programs for youth aged 12 to 17. The unique needs of this facility meant a long collaborative process […]

Amazing Calgary Library

I don’t remember the last time I was so impressed by a building. The Calgary Central Library website says: “This family destination and gathering place was designed to be a landmark, built to inspire Calgarians for the next 100 years”. That seems spot-on. The building is full of inspiring spaces designed for every civic purpose and […]

Where are all the Women in Construction

Construction has traditionally been considered a male bastion where only a rare few women could succeed. Despite some big shifts by government and business, women still make up only a pittance of the workforce. Douglas sets out to discover why… Read the article featuring our Morinwood staff here