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"Work/Life Balance" is #Horseshit

This notion of “Work/Life Balance” has been driving me nuts for awhile. You know why? Because my life includes work. I like work for the most part. Always have. I’ve been fortunate enough to not only get to do what I love, but more importantly, I have been fortunate enough […]

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 […]

Getting Started with your Digital Brand

Establishing how you “appear online” and quantifying it for business management purposes is the first step of a journey in web excellence. The Digital Brand Audit creates a starting “Point A” framework that gives all stakeholders common ground for discussion and decisions as to what “Point B” is for your online […]

FLIP Your Business In 2014

One of the things that really floats my boat is the mentoring I’ve done with hundreds of start-ups over the years. The most common question I get is “How do I FLIP my business?” In their eyes, the gleam of the overnight success & exit is sparkling — talk usually […]

Eleven Essentials for Entrepreneurs

The defining element of an entrepreneur is the notion of “Create” or “Consume.” Having been in the entrepreneurial game for over 30 years (and knowing that entrepreneurs create themselves over time, and are not born with it in their DNA), here’s what I see in those entrepreneurs who inspire me […]

Fix your product. Fix your marketing. Customer, Industry and Competitive research from TCELab.

Acquire new customers, retain existing ones and increase $$$ per customer. Does this sound like magic? It’s not. It’s science — predictive analytics to be exact. With two new partner announcements from the U.K. and Australia, Dr. Bob’s new book “TCE” that outlines the scientific approach that our technology at […]

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 […]

Back to back weekend hackathons shows off Calgary’s brightest aspiring entrepreneurs

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Over the last two weekends, while most were at home enjoying the Superbowl and the Grammys, the tech community in Calgary came together for what is known as a “hackathon” in pursuit of having some digital fun, doing some serious networking and kickstarting the next big thing. A hackathon is […]

Get 25% off introductory offer Calgary OnAPage Web and Social Skills Workshop(s)

OnAPage is focused on un-complicating and demystifying technology with go-to-market education that can fit “on a page.”  I couldn’t be happier to announce OnAPage in Calgary with my pals Cale White and Paula Blackmore-White, my co-founders of our educational workshop company. Different from traditional seminars where the lecture is long forgotten […]

B2B Magazine Advertising in the Age of the Internet [Case Study]

“Old school” marketing tactics like magazine advertising can be the forgotten bastard once-loved cousins of the more favoured and newer internet outbound & inbound marketing techniques, but it doesn’t have to always be that way, especially in B2B verticals. It’s good to always rethink, and sometimes, especially in B2B professional vertical industries […]