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March 2017

Lifestyle

Fences Don’t Make Better Neighbours

The first house Chelsea and I bought was a townhouse with a fenced-in backyard. I never really saw my neighbour until one day he handed me an envelope with the words “please sign” on it. That’s not suspicious at…

Leadership

Leaders Are Readers

Warren Buffet showed his calendar to a business man. To the mans surprise nothing was in it. Warren told him that he spends much of his day reading about all sorts of things. Reading is a form of rapid…

Lifestyle

Sad

I was on a cruise ship last week. It was early in the afternoon and there was a group of guys getting drunk and rowdy by the pool. I was sitting on a beach chair next to my wife.…

Lifestyle

Your Long Term Success Depends on it

I was talking to a friend at the gym yesterday and he told me how he finally feels like exercise is a regular part of his life. He said he would love to get better at eating healthy but…

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Marketing

Design Creates Emotion

Guess which shape is Bouba and which shape is Kiki? If you’re like 95% of the people surveyed you will guess that the rounder shape is Bouba and the spiky shape is Kiki. Good design sparks an emotion. Design needs…

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Marketing

The 5 Merchants

I was in Cozumel a few days ago and I was walking by 5 merchants who stood side by side selling the same kind of stuff. A tourist was walking in front of me and was interested in buying…

Business Marketing

Advertising Guidelines

I received this pamphlet in the mail for a new restaurant and it had me thinking about advertising and its guidelines. There’s a general guideline when it comes to ads that flows better to the eye. It goes something…

Business Entrepreneurship Marketing

5 Reasons I Blog

1. I get to express myself which is healthy for my mind. 2. I get to help people improve their lives in a efficient way 3. I can share my business ventures with the world 4. It helps me…

Leadership Lifestyle

Educating Your Own Judgments

In the Golden Notebook Doris Lessing writes: “Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved…

Business Marketing

Design Matters

I was walking in the mall last week and the Squish storefront stopped me in my tracks. The colours, name, font, spacing and the fact that it’s bilingual – I loved it. I went in and asked who did the design and…

Entrepreneurship Leadership Lifestyle

Deception Kills Trust

The angler fish lies in the sand at the bottom of the ocean. It camouflages itself to other fish while it dangles a bait to attract it’s prey. Then he kills them. The dangling isn’t the problem. It’s the killing part that doesn’t…