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Why Team Athletes Make the Most Valuable Employees

Why Team Athletes Make the Most Valuable Employees

Originally published @ PROFIT. Famed UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden once said, “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” A considerable body of social science research has explored the positive impacts of athletics, in particular team sports, from youth into...
Why I Surround Myself with “Yes” Men (and Women)

Why I Surround Myself with “Yes” Men (and Women)

During an ill-fated teenage dalliance into acting, I took a class on improvisational comedy. For two credits per week I learned the ins and outs of building a scene, in real time, with my fellow actors. The key lesson you learn in your first improv workshop is to...
Martin Mars Won’t Save B.C. Forests

Martin Mars Won’t Save B.C. Forests

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post. For those clamouring for a return of the awesome Martin Mars water bomber(s) to cure B.C.’s current forest fire apocalypse, you may very well see it bombing fires here again.. but there are a few really big...
Startup Lessons from Tyler Durden

Startup Lessons from Tyler Durden

The movie “Fight Club” offers more lessons than you’d think about being a successful entrepreneur.  Like the book it is based on, the film harnesses the fantastical angst of Generation X, confronting the hypocrisy and injustice in society with ironic (and mostly...
McKayla Is Not Impressed

McKayla Is Not Impressed

Inspired by mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com I created a few of my own and submitted them.  It’s been taking a while for these to get approved so this is mostly so that I don’t delete these true works of art forever. McKayla is NOT impressed with Mickey...
Dennis Bell 1943-2012

Dennis Bell 1943-2012

  In Memory of Dennis Neil Bell, died June 27, 2012 … a gifted and brilliant storyteller and adventurer. Treasured by his peers in newsrooms all around Canada who enjoyed his candour, wit, and wisdom. My father never let the weird prevent him from uncovering the...