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January 13, 2022
In December, I wrote an article about trial and error being the necessary course for human improvement: “It’s the entrepreneur in all of us - the innovator. The reason we have prospered as a species is our appetite for problem solving. Trial and error, generation after...
January 7, 2022
In last week's letter I discussed the unavoidable necessity of trial and error. Humans have not gone anywhere in a straight line - businesses innovate because others fail, and science progresses one funeral at a time. In a weird way - what kills me, makes you stronger. If I eat the...
December 23, 2021
I noticed a shift this week, and it was in the people around me - the last 18 months has been filled with infinite divisions and conflicting opinions about everything COVID related - social distancing, lockdowns, masks, vaccines, you name it. The shift was not negative, the shift was a...
December 16, 2021
When I started my YouTube Channel and Podcast, I set out on the mission to hunt down something I called the Sovereign Mindset. Sovereignty: “Self Governing.” A self governing mind is not as accessible as we’d like. We are surrounded by influence - some conscious,...
December 10, 2021
I never thought I would do this again… When COVID put our event business on pause I am not going to lie - I didn’t miss it. It gave me the space to build our media business - and I loved it. I focused all of my time on interviewing fascinating guests, creating...
December 3, 2021
In 2013, I bet big on a cannabis stock. I realized a 1200% gain in six days and felt like I should write a book on stock picking. I lost the money on my next trade. You don’t rise to the level of your wins, you fall to the level of your habits. ...
November 25, 2021
You could say that I am taking the easy route on this week's newsletter - and admittedly, I am. I am visiting my American family for the first time in two years for Thanksgiving. My boys are reuniting with their cousins, I am catching up with my in-laws, and we are all cooking, eating and...
November 19, 2021
In 2018 I interviewed Christopher Wylie - known today as the Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower. Chris was one of the chief architects behind the 2016 facebook election scandal. He walked me through the variety of ways our social media content is curated by algorithms, friendly or...
November 12, 2021
I was recently a guest on a podcast. The host asked me if I could change one thing about the education system, what that would be. It was a no brainer - We are never taught the language of money. Many people complete two decades of formal education without ever touching the subjects of...
November 5, 2021
When I was 21 years old, whitewater kayaking dominated my life. One day in early June, I strapped myself into my boat and pushed off the shore onto a remote river in the Canadian Rockies. I had been scouting this river for close to a year - it was just beyond my skill level. It was a steep,...
October 29, 2021
I’ve read the same business and development books as most people. I am familiar with all the cliches. There is one topic however, that is often misrepresented - Values. When we look at a company's (or persons) core values, we often see a list of tactical and aspirational behaviours -...
October 22, 2021
In last week's letter, I discussed a local story. In this story, the government had shut down a business for failing to check their patrons vaccination status. I received more responses to this letter than ever before. The responses were overwhelmingly positive - but there were some...
October 18, 2021
“This wasn’t a recession, this was a government mandated shut down” - Quote from my interview with Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, reflecting on the mounting economic challenges created by COVID 19. Today I want to communicate the necessity of increasing your personal...
September 9, 2021
I recently had a debate with a fellow entrepreneur about whether leadership is something you are born with, or if it is something you can learn. My friend was arguing that either you had it, or you didn’t. I argued that leadership can be learned. My friend was dealing with an HR issue in...