Podcast Atlantic

Podcast Atlantic

This week on Riding in Cars with Cats, I got to have a nice chat with Michael Boyd, the brain behind Podcast Atlantic. We chatted about why he came up with the idea, how he’s using his decades of experience in storytelling to help people share their stories....
Duct Tape is Not a Strategy – Sunk Costs

Duct Tape is Not a Strategy – Sunk Costs

If you’re a good Canadian like myself, you probably know who I’m talking about when I say Red Green. If you don’t, stop…google it…come one back. One of the tenets of the Red Green Show was that duct tape could fix just about anything and I believe that to be pretty...
A Guide To Not Starting Your Own Business

A Guide To Not Starting Your Own Business

Lately, every single person under the age of 40 is starting a business. Now I’ve written over and over again about the many reasons not to work for someone else, not to work a 9-5, not to work “for the man” but I feel that it’s my responsibility, right here and right...
Floating – It’s Like Life…On The Water

Floating – It’s Like Life…On The Water

You don’t know how many times I’ve gotten in an argument with someone about whether or not I can float. You see, most people believe that everyone on the planet can float. And they’d be wrong. There are people that can’t float. People with higher than normal metal...
Life’s a Beach: A Guide to Strategic Thinking

Life’s a Beach: A Guide to Strategic Thinking

If you had asked me five years ago what you needed to succeed, I would have said knowledge. Knowledge, after all, is power. I would have told you that if you want to be the best you needed to study, to ask questions, to listen and basically make understanding that...
You Won’t See My Best Work

You Won’t See My Best Work

I’m a big of a Kevin Smith fan. He’s written and directed some of my all time favourite films including Chasing Amy, Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma…ok…so all of them. But probably my favourite piece of his is An Evening With Kevin Smith. AEWKS is a college campus tour where...
The TV Told Me To: Social Media Advertising

The TV Told Me To: Social Media Advertising

I love advertising. I always have and I imagine I always will. There’s something really interesting about telling a compelling story in such a short period of time. Over the years, advertisers have convinced me to purchase a great number of things. I’ve purchased the...
Do I Care If Anyone Likes Me on Social Media?

Do I Care If Anyone Likes Me on Social Media?

A few months back I was speaking at a bloggers conference about content ideation. Basically, my entire session was on how you can come up with ideas for your blog and then how you can act on those ideas in your writing. It was a lot of fun. At one point, I asked if...
4 Ways To Make Meetings Not Suck

4 Ways To Make Meetings Not Suck

Meetings are stupid. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. They’re most often used by weak managers as an opportunity to waste time and make themselves seem important. They’re typically longer than they need to be, offer very little in the way of an actionable...