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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...
It’s Time to Retire the Term “Growth Hacker”

It’s Time to Retire the Term “Growth Hacker”

  It’s time we nipped this in the bud, people.  I’ll confess that, in writing this column, for the first time I googled the term.  I’ve heard it thrown around for at least half a decade, heard it misapplied to various marketing and software and product management...
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...

Punt the F-35, Protect Canada’s Soldiers Now

  The following is my letter to Jack Harris, the NDP‘s Defence Critic, regarding what I fear is the pending confirmation of the purchase of the F-35 Lightning II by Canada’s government.  This after I recently read a staggeringly overstated defense of...
How To Bomb Big Cable

How To Bomb Big Cable

The breakup of the Bell System, and the shifting tides in our approach to the regulation of communications in the US, was likely the single-most important precursor to the growth of the Consumer Internet.  Without these, consumers would never have been able to...