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The Art of Listening by President Donald Trump

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Much has been and will be written about Donald Trump’s rise to power. I will leave it to others to discuss the issues. Right or wrong, whatever you may think, love him or hate him, you gotta hand it to Donald Trump. He played America like a fiddle. When I […]

Internet Trends 2015: The Bible From The Mouth Of Mary

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I love Mary Meeker. We’ve never met, but I know her intimately. From Mary Meeker’s beautiful brain comes the annual report that is so bristling with statistical grandeur and specificity about global internet trends that it’s become the manifesto, the Bible, the MUST-READ for anyone that has anything to do with the […]

Alberta’s Technology Economic Diversification #joke #ABVote #notPC

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In the early wee hours of Albertans going to vote for the 2015 provincial election, I find myself giving political voice publicly for … like … the first time ever. Why? This is an important election for our li’l province. Our Alberta needs to diversify and the PC party has failed to do so; almost […]

Eleven Essentials to Fiscal Excellence for Entrepreneurs

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re passionate about many things. Your products. Your clients. Your website. And, of course, you like to make money. However, it’s unlikely that you’re passionate about your financial management. It IS important, of course, and the sooner you get your head wrapped around fiscal excellence, the […]

Eleven Essentials for Salespeople

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The role of a Salesperson has changed dramatically. Internet savvy buyers are more knowledgeable about their problems and your products than ever before. Insight selling, features vs. benefits vs. value, handling objections are all part of this quick Slideshare presentation that gives you eleven thoughts to ponder to get your […]

8 Predictions for the new Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

“We Kindly Request Your Consent To Opt-In To Our Mailing List” — Like everyone in our fair country of Canada, my inbox is currently inundated with corporate emails that have a subject line requesting permission to receive electronic communications.  The reason?  Canada’s new anti-spam law  looms like fireworks: CASL begins next […]

Eleven Essentials For Communicators

A communicator is a person who communicates, esp. one skilled at conveying information, ideas, or policy to the public. In most organizations, this falls into the realm of marketers, who are responsible for colours, logos, images and copy. But, I would argue that everyone can be and should be an effective communicator. A […]

10 Tips To Prepare for Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law (CASL) Starting July 1, 2014

It’s no longer business as usual for companies wanting to market to Canadians. Earlier this week, the government of Canada announced that it will be bringing Bill-28 into law on July 1, 2014, with full effect starting on Jan 1, 2015. Any company sending electronic communications will need to comply with Canada’s […]

A100 Annual Report Points to Vibrant Alberta Tech Ecosystem

At the A100 AGM last week, we had a chance to take stock in the progress made in the local Alberta tech community. The A100 (www.theA100.org) is “a collective of Alberta’s successful tech executives and entrepreneurs.” Everyone in the association has been involved in some type of business exit and […]

Got $10M? Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) has stiff penalties. [VIDEO]

Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) is a step in the right direction towards balancing corporate needs for online marketing and individual privacy. CASL is part of an overall CRTC 2012-2015 plan to modernize Canada’s communication systems. In addition to the new anti-spam legislation, it includes reviews of radio policy, public […]