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1 year ago

Volume 4: Maserati Goes Electric • Getting Up To Speed On Renewable Energy • Creative Problem Solving in The Wind Industry

Jim Murray · Maserati Goes Electric · One of the leading indicators of the renewable revolution is the automobile industry, which created the majority of the machine that create the majority of the CO2 emissions. · As I cruise the news in this area, I’m struck by the fact that many of the lea ...

1 year ago

Has the sun stopped shinning for you?

Royce Shook · Here is something to think about the next time you feel really hurt, angry, or really, really upset, check and see if the sky is any less blue, the sun any less radiant, the birds have stopped singing, or the flowers have lost their scent. · I'll bet you'll find that life has go ...

1 year ago

Stages of Grief: Bargaining

Royce Shook · Elisabeth Kübler-Ross understood that the five phases are not strictly encountered in a linear manner and that the person dealing with their own impending death may jump back and forth between them. · There is the general misunderstanding that these steps, in this exact order, ar ...

1 year ago

Fake news?

Royce Shook · Fake news is a problem we are faced with daily. I thought the problem was limited to National and International stories, but it is also affecting local stories. · In our local paper, there was a story called, "Someone is stealing our stories." · When I read the story I thought it ...

2 years ago

Saving your knees 1

Royce Shook · We used to think that with the passage of time, a certain amount of wear and tear on your joints are inevitable. This is not true. · Osteoarthritis is a condition once thought to be due simply to wear and tear on the cartilage of a joint. Osteoarthritis is now known to be a compl ...

2 years ago

Do you shop online?

Royce Shook · I am a big believer in the idea that we should support our local businesses as they provide jobs, and support for our community.  The problem that the small business has is how to compete against the online giants. However, like many seniors, I am on a fixed income and have to wa ...

2 years ago

"Boss, I am not telling you...but I will resign soon...for the better."

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador · We are facing times when companies are competing for ingenuity to keep their best employees on the job, some major employers see them leaving and must constantly train new hires again and again.  · Stephan J.MetralFor managers and HR, it can rap[idely turn into a nightmare  · How ...

2 years ago

The Hourglass

Jim Murray · I have been around for more than 70 years and throughout the entirety of my life there has been a war going on somewhere. · Displaced innocent people. State sanctioned murders. Atrocities beyond belief. All committed in the name of my cause is more right than your cause. · Hatred ...

3 years ago

The philosophies of getting things done... and maybe a little leadership.

Graham🐝 Edwards · If you haven’t heard this from me before let me offer something up for your consideration — · "Everything we deal with can be categorized as either an opportunity or a problem".  · Sure some philosophies may offer broader considerations, but from a day-to day perspective it has w ...

3 years ago

On Not Being Stressed Out

Royce Shook · The one thing that virtually all of us have in common is the stress of living in this modern age.  So much has changed for my generation since we first enjoyed those days of youth culture when hairstyle and rock music seemed like the most important things in the world.  But, like ...

3 years ago

A framework for dealing with opportunities and problems

Graham🐝 Edwards · As a general rule I categorize my working world into two "buckets" — one filled with Opportunities and the other filled with Problems. I will admit it's an oversimplification but I've found it's a great way to ground myself when I have to deal with things. ·       op · por · tu · ...

4 years ago

The messaging of an idea... continued — PART 1

Graham🐝 Edwards · Well it seems Renée Cormier is under the weather and our brilliant idea of a co-written blog series seems to be sputtering at the starting line. As we get our act together (and Renée gets better) I feel obliged to keep this warm and not lose our enthusiasm — very much like a runn ...

4 years ago

It just happened... my head exploded

Graham🐝 Edwards · I was asked to articulate creative problem solving and outline the process — understand how creative problem solving works, take the concept (along with my enthusiasm) and design a tangible utility that people can understand and execute on... all sounds reasonable. Truth be told ...

4 years ago

No duct tape needed...

Graham🐝 Edwards · I love Google — in .39 seconds I can get 174,000,000 results when you query "definition of problem". The first result defines a problem as a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.There you have it, a straight forward defini ...

4 years ago

Preparing for Your Next Meeting

Chris Spurvey · In this short article, I will share a visualization exercise that I guarantee will put you in the right frame of mind when you go into your next discussion with a potential client. · OK. Let’s set this up. You know the problems that your product or service solve. You believe in y ...

4 years ago

Sometimes "solutions" can be just as "problematic"...

Graham🐝 Edwards · If you want to evoke a response just mention a "problem"... "I'm glad it's not my problem".  · "I wouldn't want to be you".  · "Oh, that's a tough situation".  · "That's really unfortunate, I hope you can work through it".  · The bigger the problem, the more exclamation marks you ...

4 years ago

The Problem with 'Solutions'.

Kevin Pashuk · When I visit my local big box home improvement store, one of my favourite sections is where they keep the power tools. · You know, the brightly coloured man-boy toys that invoke dreams of all kinds of projects you could do if only you had this particular bit of equipment. · Thi ...

5 years ago

Movember - raising the awareness of a fundamental flaw.

Graham🐝 Edwards · I will put it out there and say that there is a fundamental flaw with human nature and most definitely with being a man.  · It goes something like this... · "That won't happen to me". · "I don't have time for being sick, so it won't happen".  · "Cancer happens to other people, no ...

5 years ago

The 'P' List for Project Management

Kevin Pashuk · Occasionally my brain starts a thought that just keeps going. · Like it did when I started jotting down some ideas around project management for software projects. · Each of these thoughts are key considerations in each and every IT project. · So here they are in no particular o ...

5 years ago

Four Directions

Donald 🐝 Grandy PN · There are many parts to making a business successful. Problems often occur however, when we think about too many things at the same time. What if we focused on just four directions? Would it make it easier? What are those directions? · These are the four directions that may be h ...

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