Tail Wagging Dog

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Jan 21

I know a dental hygienist (this is not a joke) who hired dentists to work for her rather than the other way round. 

The Ontario Dental Association said, “You can’t do that! Hygienists work for dentists!”

She said, “Show me where your regulations say that!”

They couldn’t, but told her to stop anyway. Chauvinism in action no doubt.

She sued and won; she is now a wealthy woman with dentists who are happy to work for her–they just want to do dentistry and not have to worry about all the business crap that goes with running a modern practice. 

So today I asked an architectural technologist if he could design a 20-unit apartment building. He said, “No I cannot. My license does not allow me to do buildings over 6,000 square feet.”

Then I told him the above story.

“Damn,” he says, “I can do that!”

So now we’re gonna have architects, who are usually more artist than technician, working for architectural technologists who are more technician than artist not the other way round. For a new rental apartment building, this may be the best of both worlds.

@ profbruce @ quantum_enitity

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Bruce is an entrepreneur/real estate broker/developer/coach/urban guru/keynote speaker/Sens founder/novelist/columnist/peerless husband/dad.