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I dream of my father

I dream of my father

For this story to be understood, you have to grasp that one thing.  I have two fathers – one genetic and one by choice.  One who chose to love me. This isn’t in the joyous sense that you find today where two men may be fathers and share the joy and love of a child.  […]

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It’s not too late. Don’t let them steal your dreams

It’s not too late. Don’t let them steal your dreams

I should be working.  Marking.  Preparing my taxes.  Doing that work that never gets done in the work week. Cleaning the kitchen.  Doing chores. I’m not.  Instead, I’m staring out at the lake.  Lost in thought. Daydreaming.   Wasting time.  Or am I?

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The First Christmas Angel

The First Christmas Angel

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of […]

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Even so, I’m not giving up on you…

Even so, I’m not giving up on you…

I saw your post on Facebook.  The one where you were trying to get people to sign the petition  to “stop the immigration”. Wow.  How do I respond to this? Well, I guess I can say that I’m kind of glad it was you who sent it.   If it had been some stranger, I would […]

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Sad to be here…

Sad to be here…

I can’t believe it’s been a year.   I started this blog years ago and it has evolved over that time.  I’ve kept it up over the years as a place where I’d “live out loud”.    I never restricted it.  I would mix the intensely professional with the intensely personal.  I would be fearlessly […]

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Chapter 1 – What is Leadership?

Chapter 1 – What is Leadership?

To study anything; to truly look at it in an objective way and then to share that experience is a true challenge.  First you must first be able to agree on what it that you are talking about.   That seemingly simple first step is often harder than it seems, particularly when it comes to the […]

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The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

A bit of a warning here. This is probably more personal than my average post. I’m not sure how relevant it is to those who come here looking for business or strategy. But at this time of year, my thoughts turn to the more personal side of life. So in the spirit of “changing the game” – I’m talking about and sharing some intensely personal moments.

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ROC – Return on Curiousity?

ROC – Return on Curiousity?

“You are the smartest people on the planet.” But before that can even sink in he drops the bombshell – “and that is your greatest liability.”

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For a song…

For a song…

This blog was inspired by work done by a group of us to assist in flood relief.  The project created the video “Carolyn and I” which to assist the fundraising effort.  You may want to follow this link after reading the blog, but I’ll leave that up to you. It’s been a while since I’ve […]

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The Cloud Manifesto

The Cloud Manifesto

“Canada, what are waiting for? Let’s move to the cloud!” RT @PeterCoffee quoting Tom Ruff #Akamai #CloudMatters

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Fear, Lies and Purpose

Fear, Lies and Purpose

Today, I will not live in fear. For all too many years, I did. I lived with fear.  Even as I write this I can replay the feeling.  The tightening muscles.  The cold rush of adrenaline.  It stops you dead in your tracks. I won’t say anything trite like “fear has been my friend”.  It […]

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They killed Neo – the Matrix resumes

They killed Neo – the Matrix resumes

Hackers for right, we are one down.(from a tweet by Tim Berners-Lee father of the World Wide Web) His eyes haunt me.  From those pictures that adorn the articles that pay tribute to this astonishing young man, he stares out at you.   Depending on the shot, he is alternately mysterious, thoughtful, intense and occasionally mischievous. […]

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2012 in review

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get […]

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Several days after the end of the world…

Several days after the end of the world…

I am told that the world ended on December 21st.  Not a minute too soon. Not that anyone would miss it.  Not after this year! Oh, yes, it started with great promise.  New Year’s Eve came with celebration, with hopes for a bright and wonderful future and of course, with the mandatory resolutions and promises […]

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Did Zuckerberg do it on purpose?

Did Zuckerberg do it on purpose?

A post has been making the rounds on the internet titled, “It’s Becoming Clear That No One Actually Read Facebook’s IPO Prospectus Or Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter To Shareholders.” I had to admit that I was on the people who hadn’t read it.  Of course, why would I?  I wasn’t going to be buying any Facebook […]

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