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AIs not that smart

Jun 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

Artificial Intelligence is no better than a coin flip. Those who have read a few of my columns before may be familiar with the fact that I am completely opposed...

Trump trolls talking

Jun 22, 2018 / 6:00 am

OK, here is the truth: I am a Christian and a Conservative (both with big Cs) There, I said it. The Trump trolls were out in force last week responding to my...

Americans start to apologize

Jun 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

As I travel in the U.S., I struggle to find a Donald Trump supporter. I am still puzzled as to how he claimed a victory in the last election because, on the...

The lure of business travel

Jun 8, 2018 / 6:00 am

When you are able to travel the globe on business, it can seem pretty glamorous. At events or gatherings, friends are keen to quiz where you have been recently...

More precious than gold

Jun 1, 2018 / 6:00 am

Gold is used as a benchmark in certain economic times. It is a storehouse of wealth, a comparable for other currencies and assets and perhaps, as many people...

Life is a decision

May 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

I met with a very good friend yesterday. I have visited him quite a few times over the past several weeks as he has endured radiation therapy for a very rare...

Near misses with princes

May 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

In 2008, I jumped at the opportunity to do a charity based enduro motorbike ride in South Africa. My brother and I rode about 2,000 kilometres though some...

Habits create success

May 11, 2018 / 6:00 am

Bad habits are so hard to break sometimes. Or so we think. Equally, and in the same vein, good habits are only a commitment away, but that commitment feels a...

Less is more

May 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

Editing is not one of my strong points. In fact, as a keynote speaker, I have to work hard on choosing the right words and speaking more slowly. Today, I spent...

AI isn't the answer

Apr 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

I was speaking at a global economic summit in Florida last week on the future of transportation. It was going to be a treat to get out of the grips of a long...

Reduce your footprint

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

Driving back to Kaslo today I listened to a segment on the radio about the UK banning plastic drinking straws. The emotion behind the decision was assisted by a...

Toxic without the pipeline

Apr 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Toxic environment even without a pipeline Get out of the sandbox and start negotiating a settlement. The dispute between Alberta and BC is getting to be as...

Keep your winter tires on

Apr 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

Jack Frost is here to stay - along with your winter tires At noon, Thursday, the temperature on the summit of Kootenay Pass was -2 degrees. What is important...

1-handed economist needed

Mar 30, 2018 / 11:00 am

This week, I read a story that CMHC was working some magic statistics in the Okanagan housing market. I am sure every homeowner is ecstatic now they know that...

Tumour spurs Dakar entry

Mar 23, 2018 / 3:30 pm

Several years ago, I was driving a Dakar Rally Raid vehicle for the British Rally Raid team, Bowler Motorsports. The iconic British vehicle was admired by many,...

Canucks champs at smiling

Mar 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

On my recent trip to Geneva, I experienced first hand the importance of being a welcoming nation to tourists. We were at the Geneva International Motor Show...

Flying car lands In Geneva

Mar 10, 2018 / 7:00 pm

I have spent the last several days in Geneva. In fact, I spent the first few days buried in a snow storm in the U.K. and then came to Geneva. It was a milestone...

One man's garbage...

Mar 2, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Life has been a little frenetic recently and after travelling to the eastern U.S. for meetings, I had three days at home before heading out to the U.K. I just...

Never a good time to quit

Feb 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

By all accounts, I am not the only one who feels like that occasionally. It is in these times, that we truly need a mentor. For me, and I would recommend for...

Searching for a victory

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

One of the true tests of a marriage is perhaps whether you can have your wife sit in the co-driver's seat of your 300 h.p. rally car with trees whizzing by...

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