Learning social communication skills in Ecuador

As a lifelong real estate developer, my career began on the job site as a carpenter, evolved through business education into project management, and eventually running my own company. Nowadays I am as good with spreadsheets, computers and paperwork as I was back in the day with a nail gun and a Skilsaw. My career, even from construction job site to air-conditioned office, had always been in the context of what I call the “construction culture”: a frank, blue-collar work ethic with a focus on getting the job done. I’ve always been good at that, getting things done. In recent…

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