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Thomas C. Schleifer

Industry Consultant, Professor


17Sep 18

Corporate Darwinism

Corporate Darwinism Charles Darwin’s revolutionary science of evolution never talked about “survival of the fittest”. His insights into “natural selection” were popularized by the phrase “survival of the fittest”. Darwin’s…

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10Sep 18

Mitigate Don’t Litigate

Mitigate Don’t Litigate Since litigants brought their disputes before King Solomon, combatants have petitioned the wisdom of designated “authorities” to resolve their differences. No one, it seems, can settle matters…

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Thomas C. Schleifer, PhD

Tom Schleifer joined the construction industry at age 16 and brings more than 50 years of contracting and consulting experience to his presentation. He has Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in construction management from East Carolina University, and a Ph.D., in construction management, from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Schleifer’s experience includes serving as foreman, field superintendent, project manager, and vice president of a construction company which he owned with his brother. From 1976 to 1986 he was the Founder and President of the largest international consultancy firm serving the contract surety industry. View Full Resume

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Manual of Construction Practices