August 26, 2015

Focus is Critical

At this point we all know that being a good multitasker is a myth.  The time it takes to context switch between projects can vastly wipe-out […]
August 24, 2015

Day Trading

When we decided to get the roof re-shingled on the house last month I wanted to try and take advantage of the low interest rates and […]
August 19, 2015

Wandering for Innovation

Truly innovative ideas are supposed to come to us in an “A-HA!” moment.  That rarely happens though.  Most good ideas are simply cross application of other ideas. […]
August 16, 2015

Flâneuring

A term made popular by the French Poet Beaudelaire has been on my mind for the last month. Flâneuring is when you take an idle stroll. […]
August 12, 2015

Hedging a Housing Crash

Two books I have read recently: Put together these books paint a pretty dire picture of the future here in Calgary. Peak demand for oil happened […]
August 11, 2015

Status Quo is Never Good Enough

Settling for the status quo in life or in business is a sure fire way to disappointment and obsolescence.  Without growth there is stagnation.  It is […]
August 5, 2015

Going to Mars is Stupid

Yesterday I had a mental reframe on the concept of setting up a permanently manned station on Mars.  Elon Musk’s life goal is to eventually move […]
August 3, 2015

Finding an Escape

Sometimes I think I work too hard.  Code all day, come home and code for a few more hours at night, and occasionally read a book […]
August 1, 2015

Underestimating the problem

The most critical problem facing the planet right now is climate change.  Canada is poorly positioned to take advantage of the coming shift in the global […]