Lead, Follow, Or…Do Something Else

Lead, Follow, Or…Do Something Else

I think that a large number of businesses succeed or fail based on leadership. Sure, you have to have a good product and a market strategy but I think that too many businesses underestimate the value of great leadership. Managers are rarely chosen based on their...
Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Find The Next Thing To Do and Do It

Most of us have too much shit to do. Right? While there are a lot of advantages to running your own business and being your own boss, always knowing what to do next is not one of them. I remember working for people. It was great. “Here are your tasks. Rinse. Repeat.”...
Hold The Door

Hold The Door

Recently, a marketing company decided to see how many people say thank you when someone holds a door open for them. They hunkered down at a number of coffee shops, malls and other places with a lot of foot traffic, and most importantly doors, and started counting....
We’re All Lazy Bums and The Internet is The Worst

We’re All Lazy Bums and The Internet is The Worst

I always thought the Internet would look a lot better than it does. I mean, I thought we’d have jetpacks and transporters so maybe I’m not the most reliable person to be basing your vision of the future on. But I always thought the Internet would look a lot better...
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...