Getting Attention

Getting Attention

Do we all need to become clickbait artists to get people’s attention? Every day I receive emails from a multitude of organizations. They all want my attention. Sometimes I pay attention only to be disappointed. Sometimes I go back to a message I ignored only to...
The Infinite Game

The Infinite Game

I’m reading Simon Sinek’s book ‘The Infinite Game’. The focus of the book is that one needs to be able to distinguish between finite and infinite games. Having a proper mindset for each will be necessary for success. What makes a game finite?...
I Had An Idea . . .

I Had An Idea . . .

. . . and I’ve spent the last 20 minutes trying to remember it. It was a good idea too, if I recall. The kind of idea that would have been easy to write about. A pretty good topic for a blog post that I think people would have found interesting. Yet here I am,...
$2500 Can Be Yours

$2500 Can Be Yours

Most Ontario businesses that are part of a BIA (Business Improvement Area) are eligible for up to $2500 in grant money through the Digital Main Street Grant program. This program is offered through the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA). Eligible...
Blew It! Lessons Learned

Blew It! Lessons Learned

Boom! Just like that, my blogging streak came to an end. I knew it was coming, but just like people can see the train wreck developing, I couldn’t stop it. Well, not easily. At least I learned a few things from the process so next time around (i.e. starting...
Know Your Market

Know Your Market

I’m in Japan doing some consulting work. The place I am in is called Hitoyoshi. I lived here for a couple of years almost 30 years ago and it’s really nice to be back. Lots has changed in 30 years but the people are still wonderful. Before coming I checked...