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It's All About . . .

Old dog, no new tricks

Mar 11, 2016 / 11:58 am

So last week I ended a career. More accurately, last week I received an email, and a career was terminated for me. I was fired. For many, the dreaded email -...

Jazz, food, nerds

Mar 4, 2016 / 9:32 pm

Almost a year ago today, my youngest son and his wife opened up a restaurant on Bernard Avenue. Muninn’s Post is a venue for an eclectic group of people....

Observations on Quebec

Feb 26, 2016 / 11:55 am

I have just returned from my first visit to La Belle Province. I was there on business, talking to clients about the PAL-V flying car after being somewhat taken...

Averse to gas prices?

Feb 19, 2016 / 7:00 am

Oil companies have been conditioning us for years, with regard to responses to oil price hikes and declines. The conditioning is working. The condition is...

Jennings-Bates Fictionary

Feb 16, 2016 / 7:00 am

I am busy tire testing this week, madly driving in circles in the hinterlands on a frozen lake somewhere north of Merritt. The program used is a large passenger...

Addled auto-correct

Feb 5, 2016 / 8:00 pm

Cell phone auto-correct always gets me in trouble. Although it is not necessarily what auto-correct corrects that gets me into trouble as much as the...

Are you addicted?

Jan 29, 2016 / 1:01 pm

I am not on vacation, but I am at a vacation hot spot: Cancun. And frankly, I have been so busy that I have barely left the hotel room, and tomorrow marks the...

Impending doom

Jan 22, 2016 / 11:46 am

The amygdala effect If you are in the middle of a challenge, your creative mind can easily be stifled. The amygdala, a tiny gland at the base of your brain,...

It's never easy

Jan 16, 2016 / 5:20 pm

Change may be necessary, but it is never easy. I am wrapping up a business trip to the UK and Holland, and the final aspect of the trip was an annual general...

Ready to fly to work?

Jan 8, 2016 / 2:05 pm

Hallo from the Netherlands I flew out from Snowy Canada a few days ago to conduct some business in the Netherlands. It is refreshing to get back to Europe after...

Don't ring the death knell

Jan 2, 2016 / 9:11 am

Many of you may not be familiar with the name Billy Bragg. Both my wife and I are. We grew up in a fabulously interesting era of music and fashion. The...

Too much to do

Dec 25, 2015 / 6:00 am

Too much to do, no time to do it. Yes, life is like a toilet roll, the closer you get to the end the faster it goes. Christmas is like that too. One of the...

Attacking hysteria

Dec 18, 2015 / 6:00 am

I get it, we are all looking for the magic bullet, the one-stop solution. Paris was going to get it right, was going to be the be-all-and-end-all solution - it...

The enemy of success

Dec 11, 2015 / 6:00 am

Distraction. It's the enemy of success. Lets face it, we live in a world of distractions. Every day, somebody invents a new gadget, website or app in an...

Tips for safe winter driving

Dec 4, 2015 / 6:00 am

Driving home tonight, and watching some atrocious examples of driving by many people on the road, including professional drivers, made me realize I should write...

Driven to help others

Nov 27, 2015 / 6:00 am

A friend of mine recently suggested I take a look at a new movie, Slingshot, on Netflix. Slingshot is a peek into the life of a fascinating man, a genius by any...

How do we define priorities

Nov 20, 2015 / 11:00 am

This has not been a good week for international relations. Paris was perhaps more complicated than we like to think. Was it a lesson that we are not secure? I...

Will we ever get to the end

Nov 13, 2015 / 6:00 am

This week is an important week for me as a soldier. It is a time of reflection, a time to remember fallen comrades who have, in many instances, made the...

Time change conundrum

Nov 6, 2015 / 6:00 am

I was fascinated to see the responses to a National Geographic article that was making the rounds on social media this week. The thrust of the article was the...

It's all about . . . Ted X

Oct 30, 2015 / 6:00 am

As a keynote speaker, every chance I get to speak creates a special opportunity. It is an opportunity to communicate something that can teach or inspire, an...

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