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September 2016

the world is a stage
Lifestyle

Don’t let life pass you by

What Shakespeare is saying here, is that we all enter and exit this world the same way. We will go though many challenges but in the end it’s what we do with our time on stage that matters. Photo…

Stars
Workplace

Your Genius

When you think of the word genius you tend to think of a person as a genius. But I think of genius as a thing in everyone one of us. It’s just a matter of discovering it.  The word…

news-dying
Marketing

You Are Now The Media

Traditional media is dying. An ad in your local newspaper would have cost you a few hundred dollars. Running a TV commercial would have cost you a few thousand. The hardest part about building a business used to be…

Baker street cafe ottawa
Workplace

Be Different

The Baker Street Cafe here in Ottawa always has a line up for breakfast. As people pass by they can’t help but think that it must be good. The line up is a big part of the story. But…

spark
Workplace

Great Ideas

Great ideas are everywhere – if you pay attention. There’s no shortage of great ideas in the world. There’s a shortage of people who take action on those ideas. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been approached…

Toshiba Kanamori
Lifestyle

Children full of life

Toshiba Kanamori teaches his 4th grade class not only how to be students, but how to live. He gives them lessons on teamwork, community, the importance of openness, how to cope, and the harm caused by bullying. He instructs…

band
Lifestyle Workplace

Hidden Gems

Inside of you lies hidden gems waiting to be discovered.   Hidden gems are assets you possess that provide value to others. They’re like your human specs combining skills, knowledge, reputation and connections. And if used properly can open…

Daniel pink quote
Workplace

The mind of the future

In the book A Whole New Mind, Daniel H Pink argues that the last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person: Computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch…

robots-jobs
Workplace

The Jobs of the Future

Robots are starting to take over our jobs. Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. It’s evident to me that computers, machines, robots, and algorithms are going…

Lifestyle Motivation

Getting in the Water

Jumping in means you’ve accepted that the water might be cold but that you’re willing to do it anyway. It means that you have confidence in your ability to take on the discomfort. Jumping in is the best way…

Lifestyle Workplace

My daughter loves to create

Give her some paint, paper and brushes and she’ll start. She doesn’t hesitate. She doesn’t even think. She just does. Of course all kids are like that. And we were like that too. But somewhere along the way we…