Steve Chiou, Director of Product

8 years general business experience, 4 years with the Marine Corps, and 2 years in construction. I'm here to solve problems. Semper Fi.
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Lessons from the Battlefield - Part 3: Common Purpose

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 6/27/17 10:36 AM

The power of trust is one of the most valuable lessons I learned during my four years serving in the Marine Corp. It’s a huge, huge part of Marine culture and foundational to General McChrystal’s principles of Empowered Execution, pushing decision-making down to the lowest level; and Shared Consciousness, where information is shared with the right context so individuals can make good decisions faster.

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Topics: Craft Workers, Construction Productivity

Stay Focused with SaaS in 2017

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 12/20/16 10:05 AM

Your business has a special value to your customers, and with the New Year right around the corner, now is a good time to reflect and refocus on how to continue to drive value. In the case of construction, it’s pretty clear you want to focus on building your value, allowing you to grow the business—bringing both you and your employees the work you enjoy.

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Topics: Construction Technology

Why Startups are Perfect for Veterans

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 12/5/16 10:05 AM

These days when most people think of start-ups, the HBO show Silicon Valley comes to mind. Like all satirical comedies, a lot of what they say has some truth to it (this one a bit more than others). There’s always someone on a whiteboard reviewing the latest feature release, having a debate about the best medium roast organic drip coffee, or grabbing a snack from the kitchen. One thing the show leaves out, however, is the fact that startups offer a unique experience which can be the perfect stepping stone into the “civilian” world for veterans.

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Topics: Construction Management, Veterans

Our Partnership with Procore: Making Construction Tech Easier

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 10/13/16 10:05 AM

Rhumbix real-time cost coding is now available on the Procore App Marketplace.

On Wednesday, Procore announced the expansion of their App Marketplace with 25 new partner integrations. Rhumbix is thrilled to have our labor productivity and workforce management tools fully integrated with Procore.

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Topics: Construction Technology

International Adventures in Construction: #meetrhumbix interview with Guy Skillett

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 5/5/16 10:05 AM

Our #meetrhumbix series continues with Guy Skillett, Director of Construction. Guy is our resident globetrotter and was one of our first full time employees. Read more about his experience building airports, refineries, and motorways below.

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Topics: #meetrhumbix, Construction Management

Where Grit Meets Tech: Learning from the People Who Matter Most

Posted by Steve Chiou, Director of Product on 1/8/16 10:03 AM
Steve at a local Bay Area jobsite.

As a veteran of the USMC, I learned very quickly that to get the most honest answers, you have to talk to the guys on the ground. Marines in the field have no problem telling you what is wrong. In construction, the same is true. But in this case, it’s the craft worker. That’s why I spend most of my time out of the office at local Bay Area jobsites, talking with the men and women doing the actual work.

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Topics: Construction Technology, Craft Workers

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