The image above shows Leonard Cohen who is now looming over Montrealers in a large mural that was recently completed above the city’s Boulevard St. Laurent. Continue reading “Celebrating Canada 150 with Leonard Cohen and some Barbershop Quartet Choirs”
Have you spent any time recently on vexillology? That apparently is the study of flags. I must admit it was a new word for me but I became quite enthusiastic about it after seeing a TED talk today. It was given by Roman Mars for whom it seems to be somewhat of a passion. Continue reading “Proudly Fly the Flag”
In the previous post, we described how the Royal Bank of Canada has encouraged people to tell others via a social medium, Twitter, what they wish to do #someday. It very much flows with the spirit of the times, but those electronic exchanges are not as rich as those that occur when people meet people. Continue reading “Before I die I want to”
This article is contributed by Kevin Davis.
When you decide to sue someone it can do one of two things. You could end up in a world of financial pain, or you will end up with a nice chunk of change in your pocket. You don’t know which of those situations you’re going to end up in, so before you think about suing anyone we’re going to look at a few questions you should ask yourself. Continue reading “5 Things To Think About Before Risking Your Finances By Suing Someone”
This article is contributed by Samuel Gates.
The way most businesses operate and run their offices on a day to day basis is very old fashioned. While most companies will stick to principles that have historically proven successful, and will have invested a lot of time and effort into things like their office design and their choice of furniture; they unfortunately will also often be stuck in the past and be loath to try new things. Continue reading “Why Your Office Might Be Stuck In The Past And Stifling Creativity.”
This article is contributed by Joe Miles.
If you run a factory, then health and safety should be one of your number one considerations. Not only would any accidents surely weigh heavily on your conscience – you are after all responsible for the wellbeing of your staff – but they would also be incredibly bad for business. Accidents in the factory can not only cost you in terms of the damage directly done to your property, materials and equipment, but also in terms of the damage to your reputation, the good will of your workers and the efficiency of your workforce. Continue reading “How To Avoid Accidents In Your Factory”
Most of us may be unaware that our communication via the Internet is based on light signals rather than electrical signals. Fiber optics is the method by which most information flows around the world. Given the cost of the fiber is only a tiny fraction of the cost of setting up fiber optical communication, it is not surprising that extra fibers are included to cope with unexpected increases in demand. Continue reading “Dark Fiber Optical Communication Is In The Light”
This article is contributed by Mikhail Donovan
When was the last time you went shopping and started going crazy at the person behind the counter? For most people that would be never, but sometimes it does happen. If something caused you to get annoyed you would no doubt try and bite your tongue, or if you suddenly lost control you might say something by accident because it slipped out. When you got home and calmed down you would probably realize you were out of order because nobody deserves to have their safety compromised at work. Continue reading “5 Ways To Stay Safe At Work When Dealing With A Crazy Customer”
This article is contributed by Shannon Carter.
Many people, even those that are confident in other aspects of their lives, deal with a fear of public speaking. When you are in the spotlight, addressing an audience, it is easy to be nervous or worry constantly that anything could go wrong at any moment.
Many people become so nervous that they stutter or forget what they were trying to say. However, these things can be largely avoided if you make the effort to prepare and practice what you are going to say. Continue reading “5 Common Public Speaking Disasters (And How To Avoid Them)”
This article is contributed by Shannon Monson.
If you are like most people, you often consider your own life to be mundane and wish that you had more excitement on a day-to-day basis. Many people, if given the chance to be a celebrity CEO, would take it without even thinking.
However, it is not necessarily all that it is cracked up to be. Though there are many benefits that come with being in such a position, there are also significant drawbacks that, for many people, would constitute a dealbreaker. As with any story, there are two sides, and it is important to be aware of both. Continue reading “Is It Worth Being A Celebrity CEO? Here’s The Pros And Cons…”