Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gone Fishin’

The previous post will be the last until September. Enjoy your long weekend and think about your plan for personal improvement this fall. I have been collecting ideas for things to write about and will get back to that over … Continue reading

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A change of season

Summer has come and gone and we are about to enter what Staples calls the “happiest time of the year”. Students will be returning to their studies and some of you will be helping with their homework. I would like … Continue reading

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A new way to work

It is not uncommon for technology workers to work off site from time to time. This is especially true when a quite environment is required to achieve an important deadline. I have been known to solve complex problems in a … Continue reading

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A better work environment

I have always been interested in the human condition, in particular how to create a work environment that makes people want to come to work each day. Like most things in life, there is no one magic set of things … Continue reading

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Motivation…

It never ceases to amaze me how companies can make the same mistakes over and over again. I have participated in a number of start-ups that always start out with a focus on creating a new product. The environment is … Continue reading

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An interesting conundrum

During my visit to British Columbia my brother spent some time describing the current state of affairs with respect to the local wireless wars. It seems that the competition has been less that honorable and the government is poised to … Continue reading

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Happiness and productivity

I saw an interesting TED talk yesterday that focused on happiness and productivity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0 I watched it twice because the speaker had jammed so much information into his allotted time that it was hard to get it all the first … Continue reading

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The end of the world…

Over the last week I have been the recipient of several “end of the world” warning emails. We tend to get so many of these things that we treat them like most of the rest of our junk mail. I … Continue reading

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Can a geographic location effect your IQ?

I spent the last two days on the campus at UBC and realized that once again I felt smarter just being there. For each of our three kids we spent time touring campuses at Ottawa U, Carleton, Queens, McMaster, Waterloo, … Continue reading

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Is centralizing knowlegde a good idea?

It wasn’t until I was at altitude that I realized how much I have come to rely on the Internet for information. With the advent of the latest Macbooks, smaller solid state drives and no wired Ethernet, the location of … Continue reading

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