On Golf, Prospecting, and Chutzpah

On Golf, Prospecting, and Chutzpah

I recieve a lot of emails. I also recieve a lot of spam emails, mostly product pitches from overseas manufacturers. I actually do read (okay, skim) them all. While most of them are tedious and uninteresting there is the occasional gem hidden amongst all the dross; the odd interesting new product that I think worth bringing […]

When AV Devices <del>Attack</del> Croak

When AV Devices Attack Croak

More often than not the inspiration for my editorials and blog posts come from recent events/incidents/disasters in my life. Invariably, in these incidents (and disasters) I have to fall back on my training as an installer and designer. To quote Al Pacino from The Godfather: Part III: “Just when I thought I was out…they pull […]

Blast From The Past: Bugs Life

Blast From The Past: Bugs Life

The other night it was Family Movie Night, and since it was my son’s turn to pick a movie he selected the Pixar film Bug’s Life. Watching Bug’s Life again after all these years was surreal for me for a couple of reasons. The first reason was that it was weird, retrospectively, to hear Hopper, […]

Why Good Manners Make A Difference

Why Good Manners Make A Difference

Words matter, both what you say, and how you say them, which is something that I’ve blogged about before. When your job centers around strengthening client relationships you become very conscious of how to best speak with your clients in a way that will do just that. Whether it’s delivering good news or bad, you […]

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Way back in the olden days there was a big box retailer that my employer had a long-standing and fierce rivalry with. It was very Sharks vs Jets. Anyway, that rival retailer understood the power of language: that both what you say and how you say it matters. They spent a large sum of money […]

LinkedIn Redux

LinkedIn Redux

Last year I wrote a blog post entitled This Is Why LinkedIn Sucks, the title of which tells you everything you need to know about my sentiments at the time. I don’t really do New Years’ Resolutions but lately I’ve decided to make an honest effort to take LinkedIn more seriously. I feel like I […]

Inventory Highs And Lows

Inventory Highs And Lows

It’s now been many years since I’ve had to do inventory. That’s one of the advantages to working twelve hundred kilometers away from our head office and warehouse. Earlier in my various careers I wasn’t so lucky. Inventory, whether conducted annually or more often is one of those tasks that is critical for a business, […]

TV Web Apps Redux

TV Web Apps Redux

Back in October of last year I wrote a blog post entitled Network Broadcast Apps: Very Different Experiences wherein I played compare and contrast between the iPad apps of two of Canada’s major broadcasters, CTV and Global. Since then, enough has transpired to merit revisiting the subject. First things first, the good news. Shortly after […]

Idle Musings

Idle Musings

Here are some things that have crossed my mind in the last couple of days. ●It wouldn’t surprise me in the least to learn that Apple selected Apple TV’s plastic cabinet to be resistant to the silicone gel used to attach IR emitters. ●Hey, PR guy whom I’ve never met, never spoken with, and who […]

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