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July 23, 2018

Extra Adjectives: How the News Becomes Propaganda

Have you noticed the extra spin-worthy adjectives that have crept into the news reports of late?  These are the judgmental words that take a position on a story like: “terrible,” “evil,” “ruthless” and how resistance fighters become terrorists.
That loaded or leading descriptive word formerly was verboten in the news because …Read the Rest

Canadian Rules for Golf
July 8, 2018

Canadian Rules for Golf

Perhaps no other game has  more intricate rules than golf.  The lawyers love this game.  No where else can you …Read the Rest

We’re Fantastic! We’re Great!  Just Ask Us.
June 24, 2018

We’re Fantastic! We’re Great! Just Ask Us.

The latest Coca-Cola commercial telling everyone that they have “Nailed It.”  It really hits us over the head with the …Read the Rest

Celebrities as Milestones
June 9, 2018

Celebrities as Milestones

I was recently at a family reunion and the younger generation all wanted to know what celebrities I had worked …Read the Rest

The Importance of Luck
May 12, 2018

The Importance of Luck

Few successful people claim luck to be the primary source of their successes.  Most regale you with their struggles and …Read the Rest

I Have a Computer from Porlock
April 18, 2018

I Have a Computer from Porlock

You go for a walk or a drive and have an idea that you think is a good one. You …Read the Rest

Guess Who’s Labour Cost
April 6, 2018

Guess Who’s Labour Cost

Back in my university days, I was responsible for putting on Performing Arts shows in our Student Union Building (SUB).
A …Read the Rest

Soft Skills Are Hard
March 27, 2018

Soft Skills Are Hard

Many times “soft skills” are considered unimportant in business decisions. It is often a quantitative decision, based on dollars …Read the Rest

Real Reasons Hillary Lost
February 14, 2018

Real Reasons Hillary Lost

Why did Hillary Clinton lose the US Presidential election?  She did get more votes.  But lost.  Her votes were …Read the Rest

80% Hype; 20% Content
February 1, 2018

80% Hype; 20% Content

Most everything in the commercially oriented United States is a lot of hype but not much content.  As an example, …Read the Rest

Gifts Come With Strings
January 23, 2018

Gifts Come With Strings

We have just finished the gift giving season when virtually everyone has received a gift or two -  either personal …Read the Rest

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