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  • A little clarity pleaseA little clarity please Does this sound familiar? You decide to take a family vacation one morning so you pack up the car full of things you may need on that vacation, gather up…
  • 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…
  • The REAL Innovators DilemmaThe REAL Innovators Dilemma Do something different. Challenge the status quo. Don't build something that already exists. Stop building features, build products that move people. Be innovative. Be first. Be unique. This is the…
  • Office...schmoffice...Office…schmoffice… Corporate America is about to be tested. There is a revolution that is underway that will challenge even the most financially secure companies in a way that has never before…
  • Be the first to scaleBe the first to scale https://twitter.com/hnshah/status/1271281178679537664 This twitter post by Hiten is as perfect a sentence that can be written and should give hope to every entrepreneur out there. You don't need to invent the…
  • Data is the New Electricity...not OilData is the New Electricity…not Oil Data has been called the new oil but given that oil is used by all but controlled by few, we need to rethink this analogy. Data should be like electricity.
  • Don’t fail fast, learn fastDon’t fail fast, learn fast Failure used to be a thing to avoid. The last thing you’d ever want to do is fail — especially at business. This fear of failure was motivation. Failure was…
  • Why hardware is so hardWhy hardware is so hard It takes a certain kind of crazy to get into building a company around hardware. To invent something from scratch that people find valuable is hard enough at the best…
  • Be unique or be goneBe unique or be gone We’ve all heard the story of Billy Bean by now. The GM of the Oakland A’s who was immortalized in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball and had Brad Pitt play…
  • 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…

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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • A little clarity pleaseA little clarity please Does this sound familiar? You decide to take a family vacation one morning so you pack up the car full of things you may need on that vacation, gather up…