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Make a plan for 2017

Dec 22, 2016 / 11:00 am

Many people ask me and my business partner why we appear to be having so much fun in business. It is a startlingly common question usually followed by, “I...

Life begins at 50

Dec 16, 2016 / 11:00 am

Life begins at 50 - If you want it to One of my heroes is an adventurer by the name of Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Ranulph is from an aristocratic family in the U.K....

5 pet peeves of travellers

Dec 9, 2016 / 11:00 am

I have probably spent most of the last few months of my life on an airplane. My body has finally given in and decided it doesn't know what part of the world...

Hostages to the economy

Dec 2, 2016 / 11:00 am

No society or segment of society should be held hostage to an economy. To a limited extent, the residents of Wood Buffalo/Fort McMurray might have felt a little...

Is this the post-truth era?

Nov 25, 2016 / 11:00 am

Is “post truth” truly a social media phenomena? So let's get some facts straight. The Oxford English Dictionary selected “Post...

Dakar and bust

Nov 18, 2016 / 11:00 am

I looked at Drew almost in despair. I had flown all the way from the U.K. to meet with a rally team owner who had just offered me an unbelievable gift, a...

Poll-vaulting dreams

Nov 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

It appears as though the Olympics needs a new sport — poll vaulting is gaining popularity not just here in North America, but in Europe too. Not too long...

Mightier than the sword

Nov 4, 2016 / 11:00 am

Recently, I went to Bermuda on business. Since I had never been there before, I needed to know as much as possible about the island to find out how to conduct...

An unlikely hero

Oct 28, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Jackie Jennings-Bates I am ghost writing for my husband as he is otherwise occupied in Bermuda. It would be very hard to concentrate on writing an article...

Dubai to Tuktoyaktuk

Oct 21, 2016 / 11:00 am

The winter is shaping up to be very interesting for me. A few weeks ago, I received a call from a colleague asking if I could assist with a driving contract for...

What are the odds of that?

Oct 14, 2016 / 11:00 am

We all know the odds of winning a major lottery sit around 100,000,000-1 On the other end of the doom-and-gloom spectrum, the odds of being killed in a plane...

Do you have a plan?

Oct 7, 2016 / 11:00 am

Planning is a curious pastime. It's a little like running. I don’t particularly enjoy the task, but I like the results. As an apparent functional...

Compassionate psychopaths

Sep 30, 2016 / 11:00 am

While I was travelling in the Philippines last week, I had the chance to read a few business books. One was by Andy McNab, the former SAS elite soldier turned...

International cat herding

Sep 23, 2016 / 11:00 am

For some, cat herding is a national pastime. I try to avoid it. I shy away from anything that requires direction for a large number of people. I admire people...

Tiny houses big problems

Sep 16, 2016 / 11:00 am

It probably wasn't the vision of urban planners when the concept of being thrifty, green, and trendy was first talked about. The equivalent of $1,000 per...

Adventures with Sonya

Sep 9, 2016 / 6:00 am

I sat on the top of the hill pretending to make phone calls as Sonya looked on; little did she know that I was making excuses to catch my breath. A few weeks...

Push ups for PTSD

Sep 2, 2016 / 6:00 am

In not quite the same vein as the Ice Bucket Challenge, the most recent trend of doing 22 push ups a day for 22 days is not quite viral, but you probably have a...

How not to parent

Aug 26, 2016 / 6:00 am

Nobody has written a decent book on parenting. That opinion is formed from the fact that I have never read books on parenting. Children are so uniquely...

Happy anniversary! Sorry!

Aug 19, 2016 / 6:00 am

Today is my wedding anniversary — my 31st wedding anniversary — and all I can say to my wife, Jackie, is, whoops, my bad. Several months ago, I...

Selling snake oil

Aug 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

Selling snake oil is the oldest legal profession Several years ago, after I had been ripped off by a con artist for the second time, I made a note to self to...

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