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November 22, 2018

Campaigning 4 Weeks or 4 Ever?

I recently was called upon to help in a municipal election in Surrey, BC. Surrey is a city of half a million people on the south side of the metro Vancouver market.  It is twelfth largest city in Canada and growing rapidly.  It is expected to exceed the City of Vancouver …Read the Rest

Never Introduce a Product Without the Product
October 28, 2018

Never Introduce a Product Without the Product

On October 17, the Canadian government legalized cannabis.  The federal government left it up to the provinces to figure out …Read the Rest

Mr. Mitchell’s Strategy for Maintenance – It Ain’t Customer Service
October 19, 2018

Mr. Mitchell’s Strategy for Maintenance – It Ain’t Customer Service

Our high school janitor was Mr. Mitchell.  He was always dressed in a clean khaki uniform, usually attached to a …Read the Rest

Extra Adjectives: How the News Becomes Propaganda
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 …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

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

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

Playing for the Second Marshmallow
July 5, 2017

Playing for the Second Marshmallow

The Mischel Marshmallow Test is a great way to determine if a child has developed self control.  With self control, …Read the Rest

The 28th Amendment to the US Constitution
April 12, 2017

The 28th Amendment to the US Constitution

People in the U.S. like to treat their Constitution, and its associated Declaration of Independence, like religious works of biblical …Read the Rest

Rene Levesque Is to Donald Trump As…
March 24, 2017

Rene Levesque Is to Donald Trump As…

We have written about unintended consequences before particularly with regards to Quebec.  There are many examples around the world showing …Read the Rest

Higher Education in the U.S. Goes Lower
February 11, 2017

Higher Education in the U.S. Goes Lower

The recent immigration ban in the United States has at least one unintended consequence.  Even if the ban is lifted, …Read the Rest

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