Tag: Simon Sinek
Amazon HQ2: Bring it to TORONTO. #jeffbezos #flyingwarehouse #HQ2TO
This is a semi serious open letter to Jeff Bezos. I am going to outline what I think the future will look like, and how it can be a better safer place for my daughter who just turned two this year. This weekend I was working on homework for my Logistics Certification course and we… Read More ›
Simon Sinek: Leaders Eat Last
First impressions are important. Everybody knows that. In books, writers tend to rewrite and rework their first ten pages until they achieve perfection in their eyes. I cannot recall the last meal my wife prepared for me… both comment on my bad memory and the frequency in which she cooks… but I remember “Call me Ishmael“,… Read More ›
Kafka, Salinger and Watterson: the Gift
I guess I was a little distracted when I sat with my wife to watch Metamorphosis last week. We were really looking forward to watching this play. Back when I was a kid I re-read the first line of the book several times: “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed… Read More ›
Wow… where do all pillows go?
I just got back from my February Essentials shopping spree. Earlier today I was on the couch with my wife seeing James Earl Jones guest star in our favourite TV comedy. During the commercial we saw a public announcement that asked, “Did you know all children’s car seats in Canada have an expiry date?” I… Read More ›
The Golden Circle. Why do we work?
The Golden Circle, Apple products, The Law of Diffusion of Innovations and The Simpsons. Last year I gave three presentations at work outlining our corporate values and giving my employees a chance to come forward with their core values. One of the things I asked during that presentation was, “Why do you come to work?” Take… Read More ›
My Best Speech: Fear of Failure
There are three speeches I have given so far in my life that really meant something. The first was during the eulogy to your mom’s grandmother. I wasn’t asked to speak in advance. I had nothing prepared and it was a room full of people I had never met. It was before your mom and… Read More ›