Talkin’ bout our generations, ep. 3

In this episode, Coronavirus just moves in and takes over.  And ironically, I’ve got a cold when this is recorded. (Apologies for the corresponding sound effects.) The All-hell-that-has-broken-loose around the world . . . . has broken loose right in our own backyards.  We compare notes between the way people are responding in big-city Ontario vs […]

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Unanswered questions of a returned Canuck

We’d heard that it’s harder to go back to the country you left than it was to leave it in the first place.Diplomats, world travellers, missionaries, all said that when you leave home, and live abroad for as little as two years, the return is more painful than the departure.Now that we’ve done it . […]

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The hidden blessing of an introvert’s superpower

Seems I’ve always been a late bloomer.Not intellectually. My grades through school were always decent enough. Never top of the class, but never far from top either. Bright enough that I seemed to exude that brainy, bookish, geeky look that said Uh-oh, another guy who just thinks all the time.But in most other respects, I seem […]

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What do I want?

What do I want? What a question. How dare you!My two grandfathers were a study in simultaneous contrast and similarity.Both were quiet, introverted men. Happy to sit in the background and watch the world go by. Happy to let their wives do the talking. (My grandmothers needed little urging in this regard.) Risk-averse, play-it-safe, obey-the-rules.Yet […]

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Talkin’ bout our generations, ep. 2

In this episode:How to talk to prospective clients’ copywriters. War-stories from past engineering employers, and the light they shed on human needs.  And . . . .  Should we use the looming Coronavirus fear in our copywriting efforts?(Photo credit: Pixabay)

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How do we measure wisdom?

How do you know if you’re wiser that the next dude?How do you know you’re wise enough? or not? . . . . . . . . if you can’t measure wisdom?Some 4–5 years ago, I got curious about this wisdom thing. I started reading one chapter of the book of Solomon’s Proverbs per day. The date […]

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Talkin’ bout our generations, ep. 1

Strange things happen when you go to live events.You meet people TOTALLY different from you.NOTHING in common . . . . except . . . . you’re walking the same, lonely road.And suddenly . . . . that’s EVERYTHING.Arnold Flores and I met at a Perry Marshall event in Chicago, May 2019. In fact, we met […]

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The Power of Inaction

What do three 21st-Century geeks have in common with three 19th-Century politicians?The three geeks were three bosses. Mine, in fact.I’ve had numerous bosses over the years. None, fortunately, were bad, so I’ve been luckier than most. Almost everyone has an Evil Boss story to tell.But three really stand out. Kevin, Mike and Justin.The three 19th-Century […]

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