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A laptop computer Why You Will Continue to Fork Over $1,000+ for a New Phone- Why have a home computer if your phone will do the trick? It’s 2019. Samsung has just announced a foldable phone that transforms into a tablet, with an eight-core processor. Eight cores were the...
We come for your jobs.... The Four Stages of Denial in your Replacement by a Machine- Almost everyone is eventually going to be replaced by a machine, robot or A.I. Accept it. Or, don’t accept it: the choice is yours. If you choose the latter option, you’ll want to review...
A skull Journalism’s Enemy Will Be Its Saviour- Will Fake News Unwittingly Ride to Journalism’s Rescue? Journalism is dying. The decline began early in the 21st century when ad and classified revenue started fleeing online. Social media accelerated the process. The trend...
A cat yawning Becoming Bored- “75% of your shared data data has been used.” Thank goodness for automatic alerts, I thought, so that I don’t go over my cellphone’s data limit and incur stratospheric overage costs. Plenty of time...
A screen capture of a cellphone home screen, showing a variety of social media icons Can We Have Social Media Back?- I met Brian at a Toronto tech meetup in 2011. I was hanging around the back of the room when he introduced himself, and we connected over a mutual fascination with all things social...
An empty factory floor The Death of the Worker- Organized labour has been shrinking as a percentage of the workforce in America and Canada for decades, which should come as a surprise to no one: authors have been predicting the death of work since...
A highway leads off into the distance Elements of Strategy, Part 7: The Icing on the Cake (Meta Strategy)- This is our final installment in the Elements of Strategy series. Hope you enjoyed it. The toughest part of creating a strategy lies in what isn’t communicated: the meta strategy. This is the plan...
A black cat yawning Elements of Strategy, Part 6: Do More by Doing Less- As humans, we get very attached to things: other people, TV shows, furniture… you name it. The more time we spend around these things, the more we think we need them. The same thing...
The words, "The End" against a colourful backdrop. Elements of Strategy, Part 5: The Walking Dead- Part five of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each week for more insights. I remember seeing a contract posting for a digital strategist, which was pretty formulaic, except for one line: “Once...
A social media monitoring dashboard Elements of Strategy, Part 4: Data-Driven Decisions & Effective Communications- Part four of a series, “Elements of Strategy.” Check back each week for more insights. Decisions get made in many different ways in organizations. When profit’s driving the bus, there’s one overriding measure of...
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