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March 2017


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…


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…



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.…


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…


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…


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…