September 5, 2015

Overbuilding From the Start

A project I have been working on for the past couple of months has suffered from a critical planning error that early on has resulted in […]
September 1, 2015

Success and Confidence: The Trump Effect

With election activity heating up in the USA, and the prominent Donald Trump attracting a lot of media attention as well as leading positions in the […]
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


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 […]