I saw Wil perform tonight. It was intimate show, small venue with a couple hundred folks. It was a great show. Reminded me of my former days as a musician (I’m a drummer) and the joy of being on stage. My takeaway though wasn’t just the music. Mostly it is that I seem to have […]
8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses
Great article on the Core Beliefs of Great Bosses on Inc.’s site. Below are the Extraordinary Boss traits: Extraordinary bosses… see business as a symbiosis where the most diverse firm is most likely to survive and thrive. They naturally create teams that adapt easily to new markets and can quickly form partnerships with other companies, […]
An interesting article about a recently completed six-year study of more than 3,000 executives and 500 innovative entrepreneurs that uncovered the five skills that drive innovation. The five skills are: Associating: The ability to connect seemingly unrelated questions, problems or ideas from different fields. Questioning: Innovators constantly ask questions that challenge the common wisdom. They […]
World IA Day (Vancouver)
Registration is now open for World IA Day 2012 here in Vancouver. Looks like a great lineup of speakers including my former colleague Jess McMullin (Centre for Citizen Experience), Karyn Zudinga (Analytic Design Group), Samantha Starmer (REI), Gordon Ross (OpenRoad) and Karen Pecknold.
Our fire story on TV
Global TV aired our fire story tonight on the 6pm news. Nice to see they used a lot of the video and even some of us talking about it.
You may ask yourself
Here’s a question that you should clip out and tape to your bathroom mirror. It might save you some angst 15 years from now. The question is, What did you do back when interest rates were at their lowest in 50 years, crime was close to zero, great employees were looking for good jobs, computers […]
Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM, on his guiding framework for IBM’s strategy: “Why would someone spend their money with you – so what is unique about you?” “Why would somebody work for you?” “Why would society allow you to operate in their defined geography – their country?” “And why would somebody invest their money with you?” […]
“If you’ve ever interviewed people…you know that beautiful documents and prototypes are meaningless if in the end, they don’t demonstrate good problem solving, and good design decision making. ” @konigi http://j.mp/fqkJW7
A fire story
This post is a true story. Oddly it’s a story I feel like I’ve been telling for many years, ingrained and intertwined in the fabric of my family. It is a sad story, a personal story and a story I’m glad I can finally share. In February 2010, 2.5 years after moving from Vancouver to […]
A case for mentorship
My latest article, A Case for Mentorship, is now up on UX Magazine. In the article I explore the value of mentorship in the UX space, some of the requirements of being a mentor and some of my lessons learned over the past few years of mentoring. Enjoy.