Simple Solutions Rule The World

Simple Solutions Rule The World

Eureka moments are incredible. That moment when you discover (or at worst learn) some incredible thing that will fundamentally change the way you work or think. They’re amazing moments. We all strive for that moment of enlightenment where we make a leap forward, our...
Hate To Fail, Love To Learn

Hate To Fail, Love To Learn

I make a lot of mistakes and sometimes I can be a bit of a dumdum. It happens to the best of us. I once thought you could grow pickles and I recently found out that there is caffeine in chocolate. I’ve put frozen waffles in the cupboard because “now they were open”...
Is It Monday Yet?

Is It Monday Yet?

For about a month, my son has been throwing incredibly powerful and intense temper tantrums. They’re totally unmanageable and you basically just have to ride out the day. Some days are good. Some days are bad. This summer, we had a particularly rough go of things...
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...
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...