Category: Main

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 padlock and key

Top 10 Strategy Secrets

Creating a great strategy isn’t rocket science, but it has its secrets…. Strategy is never about technology, mission statements or org charts: it’s about people and culture. Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for...

A screen capture of a request to Siri on an iPhone

Showering with Siri

Why do the best ideas always pop into our heads when we’re in the shower with a face full of soap? Why do the lightning bolts always strike when we’re unable to write them...

Photo of John D. Rockefeller

It’s Time to Regulate Facebook

Facebook has become an essential utility, and a dangerous one at that. Western democracies can’t afford to let it run unchecked any longer: it’s time to regulate it, like we do with any other...

TTC logo

Why the TTC can’t wish the trolls away

A Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) union recently tried to shut down the @TTCHelps customer service Twitter account. The union is upset over “the barrage of hateful tweets directed at particular employees” on Twitter, including “photos...

Picture of a child eating something unidentifiable (ice cream?)

Social media behaves like a two-year-old

Social media vs. child-rearing I don’t have kids, but I’ve observed them intently over the course of my 40-odd years (watching six nieces and nephews grow up gives a bachelor about as much insight...

The Adobe Flash logo

The Death of Flash: Lessons in Community & Democracy

The Death of Flash What an obsolescent programming interface can teach you about democracy and community. I started programming in earnest in 2001, using (among other things) a now largely defunct technology called “Flash.”...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau vs. The Culture of Change

Corporate Culture doesn’t shift; it rolls over with a thud During his election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to bring openness and transparency to Canadian government. Only now are his lieutenants coming to terms with what...

An call center professional wearing white corporate attire

An Open Letter to Every Young Salesperson

Sales: it’s about what you can do for me. I get a lot of sales calls. A lot. I don’t know how the rumour started that I’m made of cash, but apparently that happened. Sometimes I...

A mixture of social media icons

Building your career with social media

Building your career with social media. Social media is one of the most powerful tools for building your career through the power of your own brand. But where to begin? Here are some tips...