2015 has come to a close, and with it, I reflect on the awesome stuff that came true last year.
Star Wars has been a big part of my life, and the lives of my generation. I’ve thought a lot about what that means, and these are my thoughts.
On Sunday, October 18th at the Forest City Comicon, I was honoured to present a posthumous TM Maple award to Robert Charpentier during the 2015 Joe Shuster Awards. This is my speech.
From the outside looking in, it probably looks like I am doing too many entirely different things, but the thing is “It’s all part of the plan”.
Thursday September 3rd is officially my last day at the Info-Tech Research Group where I have been since December 2006. I had a blast in my eight years, eight months and twenty four days, but it’s time to move on. I’m incredibly grateful for everything that Info-Tech did for me. We were able to move from Ajax… Continue reading Good Bye Info-Tech
While it feels like just yesterday we were trudging through mountains of snow, it’s already June, and I’m wondering what it is exactly I’ve accomplished half way through the year. What did I get done so far this year? We had a pretty fun family vacation back in February when we took the kids to Las… Continue reading First Half of 2015 Report
I have decided to move on from Info-Tech and am embarking on a new career as a digital strategist. My new venture is called NorthIQ Business Solutions.
Jim Collins in his amazing book “Good to Great“, talks about the Hedgehog concept, which is the core of your business. If you understand your hedgehog concept, and stick to it with devotion, your company can become great. Collins uses the parable of the clever devious fox and the simple hedgehog. The fox keeps coming… Continue reading Know Your Hedgehog
As I sat there listening to him, my mind wandered. Why all the ten dollar words? Do people actually think it makes them sound smarter? Oh god, do I do that? What would I have for lunch today? Something just vibrated, was that my phone? My eyes feel heavy, I wonder if he notices that… Continue reading Four Ingredients for Better Storytelling
In the past twelve years I’ve hired well over 30 people across two companies. I’ve had plenty of trial and error to get good at hiring, and at this point, I have learned a lot about how to hire well.