We’ve been told that we have an interesting story. I suppose patenting a new invention, starting a business around a manufactured good, facing a heart transplant (my wife, not me) and dealing with a litigation, all during the worst economic recession of recent memory, is a bit of an unusual combination. I’m using my new podcast to share our story and some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Here’s the link to part 1 of 5:
Twice in the past couple of days I’ve come across some digital resource bemoaning income inequality across the human race. In one case, 1% of the human race “controls” 50% of the wealth.
I keep trying to understand why, exactly, this is a problem.
It has been a little over seven months since Denise’s heart transplant, and yesterday she enjoyed another first. Ice skating. Below is a photo of her with Cole.
In World War Two, Japanese admiral Yamamoto is reported to have opined, regarding the success of their attack on Pearl Harbour, that, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. One gets the sense that perhaps a handful of eco-warriors may be thinking something along these lines given the rumblings that have been taking place in Alberta recently. There appears to have been an outcry of “that’s enough!” from the Alberta public regarding the steady harassment our energy sector has received, first from abroad (think Leonardo DiCaprio) and now from within our national borders as well (think BC, Quebec).
However, no amount of pro-pipeline momentum is going to change the course of our collective conversation until one specific elephant in the room is finally vanquished.
I don’t tend to get a whole lot of feedback from my readers regarding what I write, but my recent article on masculinity – The Man Problem – opened up conversations with a number of folks. Good, deep, conversations. I guess I hit a nerve.
One of those conversations led me to start reading (and even subscribe to) a very fascinating newsletter on the subject of masculinity.
It seems the be the perennial hobby of the intellectual elites to mythicize any supernatural elements of religious narratives. This hobby kicks into high gear around Christmas and Easter in particular. However, cross-referencing the Gospel accounts of history against other, independent, sources of history from that same time period often reveals coincidences that are difficult to explain away; coincidences that, at times, provide a deeper picture of (and sometimes corroborate) the events described in the Gospels.
I discovered one such fascinating overlap as I was reading about Herod the Great, the king who was threatened by the announcement that a new “King of the Jews” had been born in Bethlehem.
If you have read my blog for a while you’ll know that I love crunching through some numbers every now and again. Today is one of those days. I will attempt to quantify the impact that Russian use of Facebook during the previous election may have had on the election. Here we go.
So Trudeau is facing backlash at home, again, for comments made abroad. This time he insulted male construction workers.
Or did he? Some people (his office included) are suggesting that’s not what he meant.
Well, let’s start with his actual words…
In recent times I’ve seen a handful of articles cross my path about the mental, psychological and social challenges facing entrepreneurs. Some articles raise awareness of the suicide rate among entrepreneurs. Depression, anxiety, the list goes on.
The most recent such article describes The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship.