My first business trip to the United States of America was in 2006 or 2007. I remember how excited I was when I was issued my first TN visa allowing me to work in the US, and the pride I felt standing before my audiences as a trainer representing a great brand. Over the course … Continue reading American Politics… and my silence
There is no little doubt in my mind that nothing brings out the worst in people better than a contentious election campaign. In Canada this usually means six to ten weeks of slight animosity. In the United States – a country where the presidency holds much wider global implications – it is often a two … Continue reading With Friends Like These…
According to Facebook I have seven hundred and ninety-five friends. Of course that number includes people who asked me to be friends because we know someone in common… but I have have never met them before; it includes people with whom I have agreed with on matters debated or discussed, but have also never met. … Continue reading How to Make and Choose Friends, and How to Influence People
A couple of years ago I went to Montreal with my colleague Damir Bersinic to do a presentation at the Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca). I was born in Montreal, and when I moved to Ontario in 2007 I found it interesting to see the point of view of the 'Rest of Canada'. Nearly five … Continue reading Stay out of politics!