How the Royal Bank of Canada – RBC acts completely incompetently

Arbie from RBC

After 12 years of banking with RBC, I have experienced levels of ineptitude and an utter incompetence that absolutely shocks me coming from one of Canada’s largest and most respected financial institutions. I’m so incredibly frustrated with my every interaction with the Royal Bank of Canada that I will be taking my business elsewhere.

Why Hiring People Almost Always Sucks

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I was on LinkedIn recently, when I read a post from a friend of mine. He was appalled by the fact that during a recent job search, he didn’t hear back from more than 90% of the places he applied to.

2016 In Review and 2017 Resolutions

2016 Review, 2017 Goals

Each year I write a review and goals blog post, these posts help me to look back on the year, and figure out what I want to do going forward. There have been a few years I didn’t write these posts, and I regret those years as I can’t look back and figure out where I was at that point in my life.

One Year Later – What am I Doing?

NorthIQ Business Solutions

It’s been a year since I left my position at the Info-Tech Research Group. In the last year I’ve worked to build a business that I’m proud of. I started out with a cool name and some cool ideas. The rest of the year has been all about execution.

Know Your Hedgehog

Know Your Hedgehog

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