Category: Think Future

I Failed, But That’s OK

Everyone is all into failing nowadays. You hear a lot of “fail early, fail often” or “fail fast” or “every failure is an opportunity to learn”. It almost like failure is so awesome, we should shoot for it. Personally, I think that all of those who think failure is so awesome never really actually failed…

The Worst Job I Ever Had

One of the first jobs I ever had was working at a snack bar just outside the Toronto City Hall. It didn’t have a name, but we called it “The Spot” – at least my manager did. It was a tiny, little, solid concrete bunker of a building, designed in the 60s and very unhuman…

What’s The Least Popular?

On my last podcast, I discussed the differences between relevancy and popularity, and how our major portals to experiencing the internet have very quickly become slaves to popularity over relevancy, to “head” content over “tail” content. Even if the tail content is more relevant, it is passed over in the search results for the more…

Time Off Is For Wimps?

So in my absolute favorite movie of all time, Wall Street, there is this great scene where Bud Fox first meets Gordon Gekko in his office and he is telling someone on the phone that “lunch is for wimps” and shredding birthday cards. In Gekko’s world, there is no time off, there is no time…

It’s The Product, Stupid!

It never ceases to amaze me when startups fail and the founders are crying in their beers that most of the time they just didn’t get the fact that no one probably really needed or wanted that thing you were selling. Of the many major points my dad made with me, one really stuck out.…

Life As Minimum Viable Product

If you’ve been exposed or are in the startup world you’ve probably heard the term minimum viable product – which basically means the barest minimum of a product, without all of the bells & whistles and extra features. A minimum viable product has just those core features that allow the product to be deployed, and…

The Future Is Open to Anything

Past, Present, Future. Some people love the past, thinking about and studying everything that has happened up to now (possibly thinking that they will learn from it). Some people love the present, since it’s what’s happening in the moment, the now – how many books have been written about mindfulness and experiencing this current moment?…