Every year I write a blog post that’s about a review of the previous year, and goals for the current year. This post is one of the few posts I write every year that is for an audience of one. They’re for future me, and I post them publicly so I have some accountability, and… Continue reading 2017 in Review, and 2018 Resolutions
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015 has come to a close, and with it, I reflect on the awesome stuff that came true last year.
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”.
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