About Me

Father.
Partner.
Terrible guitar player.
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Top posts:

  • A guy like meA guy like me When I was younger, in my early 20's or thereabouts, and starting my first technology business, I was seeking advice and building my network. After each meeting with someone I…
  • Transparent leadershipTransparent leadership When the 2009 financial crisis hit my company I was confident we could ride it out. We had endured a pretty rough ride but our revenue was well up year…
  • There HAS to be a planThere HAS to be a plan I’ve spent most of my life trying to avoid plans. They always seem to be the opposite of being agile. They have rules. They are strict. They don’t allow for…
  • For the love of itFor the love of it When I was a kid I only loved Elvis Presley and baseball. These were both incredibly important and influential in their own way but weren’t things that I could realistically…
  • Change in real timeChange in real time We are all having a hard time as we try to rationalize the impact that a global pandemic has had on the way we live. It’s horrific and fascinating. Horrific…
  • The Canadian Innovation New DealThe Canadian Innovation New Deal This generation of Canadian innovation certainly does stand on the shoulders of giants. There is an invention legacy in Canada that, given our population, outperforms most other countries. Our inventions…
  • The four horsemen coming from the apocalypseThe four horsemen coming from the apocalypse https://youtu.be/l4UFQWKjy_I?t=12 Do you remember that scene from Austin Powers? That scene has been playing out in my head as we slowly emerge from the clutches of the pandemic and head…
  • Delivery IS the productDelivery IS the product If there is one thing that this COVID19 pandemic has shown us is the power in delivery. Most of us have had a good delivery experience and, of course, we've…
  • You need to have a reading strategyYou need to have a reading strategy I don’t think I finished my first book, cover to cover, until I was 13. It was as if my eyelids responded to words on a page like they were…
  • Find the wedgeFind the wedge Creating something out of nothing is incredibly difficult. Think about what that means. An idea occurs, usually as a cumulative result of years of subconscious data gathering and observation. Then…