Personal Personal Development: Try Learning

The other day I was following a conversation in regards to personal development days as they related to teachers. There was great discussion about the need for PD days for teachers as well as discussion as to why it was equally important for a number of other...

Kick, Push: The Art of The Start

A few days ago I was watching a couple of skateboarders out front of my house. For some reason, skateboarders have decided that my little block of west end family living is a pretty damn good place to skateboard. Unlike some of my elders in the community, I really...

It’s About People, Not Projects

I’ve launched or at least planned a couple of failed ventures over the past couple of years. They weren’t bad ideas. In fact, one of them still sits and lingers as something that I might revisit. But one of the real struggles that I found was the partnerships that I...

That Little Whirring Noise is Killing You

My wife hates my Xbox. She doesn’t hate that I play it too much. She doesn’t hate the colour, or where it sits, or anything like that. My wife hates my Xbox because of its virtually imperceptible high-pitched whirring It’s hard to hear. For a long time I didn’t notice...

Turn Offs: My Guide To Better Sleep

At the end of my day, I’m wired. When the miniature humans go to bed, I’m at full speed. I’ve typically got 3 or 4 devices all running at the same time with browsers, video, audio, documents and chats all going crazy. After 4 or 5 hours, I’ll be “done” my work for the...