2020, a year that will go down in infamy! Is that too strong a statement? It doesn’t feel like it. It is almost impossible to review the entire year in this issue of the Flywheel.
Part and parcel with RQ’s strategy to grow our markets is the concept of planting the RQ flag. We actually don’t have an RQ flag, but we have the concept of having one, and when we plant it in a location it means something.
I read an article a year or two ago about innovation and what it takes to get people to buy into something that is a positive change. The point of the article and the principle it was getting across was that the new technology or product can’t be just better, it has to be significantly better to change our preference and behavior to be adopted.
As I sit here in the paradise called GTMO, I am full of many emotions, all of them good. For this Flywheel, I reflect not only on this past year as a whole, but this past year in the context of the history of RQ.
RQ is embarking on a lot of newness. A new office building in Carlsbad to accommodate our growing workload which will mean new commutes, new desks, new lunch and coffee spots, etc. Yet there is more. We have new names and new faces joining the team every month. And with this edition of The Flywheel, I introduce one more something new.
I had stopped breathing. My heart had stopped beating. My mom gave me CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and I lived. And I was able to go to school, eventually get married, and bring three lives into the world myself, who, no doubt, will eventually bring more life into this world themselves. But this isn’t about my story.
If you read the business books about the small and medium sized companies that broke through to become larger businesses, they often talk about a transition from being radically entrepreneurial to being more conservative and process driven. The great companies work hard to try and maintain some of that original entrepreneurial spirit…
The Flywheel Newsletter Issue No. 40 Contents: George's Message Tributes to Mitch Bookends Message from George One astute person that works at RQ recently mentioned to me how important it is to remember where we came from. That was a really good...
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RQ is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2014 SAME San Diego Post Project of Excellence for the Total Army School System Training Center project at Camp Parks in Dublin, California. The Total Army School System (TASS) Training Center project was...
On March 5th, 2014, RQ Construction was awarded First Place in the Construction Safety Excellence Awards for Construction Management Under 500,000 work hours. The Associated General Contractors of America Construction Safety Excellence Awards program is sponsored by...
RQ and DPR, together with the MARSOC Foundation, would like to extend our thanks to the sponsors and golfers who came out to support the First Annual MARSOC Foundation Golf Tournament. Because of you, we were able to raise over $70,000 for the Foundation. The day...
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