Tony’s Terra Firma

April29

Calmer Choice

By Tony Shepley “It is not necessary to change…but then again, survival is not mandatory” Edward Deming I believe we can also credit Mr. Deming with one of my all-time favorites, “You get what you inspect, not what you expect”. Plentiful are the ways in which we shy away from choice. Choice is not something Read More

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March22

What You Want Isn’t Always What You Need

By Tony Shepley How many times do we, or our homeowner clients, look at one aspect of a situation without considering the whole picture? A perfect example is one I ran across in which a builder asked me to review a disclaimer he had written. The homeowner requested that kiln-dried, pre-stained shingles be butted tight Read More

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February27

Remembering Troy

By Tony Shepley Two weeks ago, we lost a great friend and 19 year Shepley employee to a battle with cancer. Troy Towne worked for us on Nantucket starting back in 2000, when he was our only delivery driver. Troy seemed to know every single person on Nantucket. If waves were awarded points, Troy would Read More

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January24

Groundhog Day

By Tony Shepley Groundhog Day is coming up next week on February 2nd. I got an invitation to give a talk to the senior class at my son’s college on that very day. As soon as I checked the date to see if it worked, I knew what I was going to speak about. I Read More

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December27

Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Beer

By Tony Shepley As the end of this year approaches and the new year is just around the corner, it is the time for thought, prioritization, and our inevitable resolutions. These are often the things we may be too busy to get to for most of the year but should take a moment to ponder. Read More

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