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 […]

Strange ReTales: No GST!

Strange ReTales: No GST!

Everybody’s decision making hinges on specific psychological levers. An important part of sales skill is identifying what levers someone has where, if you pull on them, they’re going to say “Yes” to the deal. Those levers can vary greatly from one person to another, but they always involve someone’s need, whether they’re rational or irrational, […]

The Devil Is In The Details

The Devil Is In The Details

We all enjoy reading tales of disastrous installations. Call it schadenfreude: finding glee in the misfortunes of others. However not ever tale of troubled installations has a tragic ending. Indeed, I’ve had experiences on projects that I’ve likened to a roller coaster: thrills and chills along the way, peaks where everything looks great, followed by […]

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