He Said You Have To Try …

Today’s blog is a repost from one Dennis wrote in 2014. It’s message is one that he’s been thinking about lately, this notion of try, try, try.   I’m feeling for Sir Mick these last few days since the tragic … READ ON >


In the blockbuster super hero movies, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. In the stories, Tony has a digital assistant named Jarvis, who is a number of evolutions beyond what Siri is today. Jarvis’ comprehension is human-like; … READ ON >

3 Secrets For A Wildly Successful Business

Make stuff or do stuff that is amazing If you have something that is one of a kind and amazing, that’s one thing. If you sell something that a lot of other people sell, then you have to decide if … READ ON >


“Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders – not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.” – … READ ON >

More Or Less

Any success you will have, at anything, will ultimately come down to one of these two questions: How little can I get away with? Or How much am I willing to do? Curiously, they both take a lot of work. … READ ON >

Slot Machine Thinking

Slot Machine Thinking is my own term; it refers to people who mistake losing slowly with winning gradually. What people who play slot machines seemingly don’t understand (or don’t care about) is that whether it takes you one minute or … READ ON >

The Business of Problems

There are three ways to deal with a problem, as near as I can figure. Lean into it. Lean away from it. Run away from it. You lean into a problem, especially a big serious scary one, by sitting with … READ ON >

Ready For Her Close-Up

The other day while I was sitting by the gate waiting for a flight, I saw a true artist at work, a gate agent for Air Canada. If you believe, as I do, that all work is theatre and every … READ ON >

There Are Two Kinds Of Loyalty

Last week, I posted a survey result on LinkedIn that indicated that Tim Horton’s coffee was no longer the 1st choice of Canadians. In fact, the ubiquitous franchise (there is even one on a military base in Kandahar) has slipped … READ ON >

What Are You Doing, Dave?

I miss Blockbuster Video. Specifically, I miss this guy named Sam who was a cinemaphile. He introduced me to all kinds of great movies I had never heard of that turned out to be fantastic. Sam was the reason I … READ ON >