And on the Seventh Day…

Heaven and Earth were finished,    down to the last detail. By the seventh day        God had finished his work.    On the seventh day        he rested from all his work.    God blessed the seventh day.        He made it a Holy Day    Because on that day he rested from his work,        all the creating God had done. This is the story of how it all … Continue reading And on the Seventh Day…

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The Importance of Fun to Building Resilience

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com Here in Canada, we celebrate the first Monday in September as Labour Day, a day to remember all of the efforts of the people who have fought so hard for things like 5-day work weeks and 8-hour work days, overtime pay, paid holidays, and so many other things that … Continue reading The Importance of Fun to Building Resilience

Crafting a Long-Tail Story

I seem to float back and forth between writing shorter pieces, like my book reviews or other pieces that are based largely on personal experience and opinions. These generally don't include huge amounts of research and reference, or extensive searches for images. They represent the vast majority of my writing, but not what I really … Continue reading Crafting a Long-Tail Story

The Future of Business is Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders.Wikipedia Photo by Akil Mazumder on Pexels.com A few months ago, I wrote about how income inequality is an emergency management issue. A major part of this … Continue reading The Future of Business is Social Enterprise

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 22

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Ever since I discovered Science Fiction, I've always enjoyed some of the more forward-looking and realistic stories. I've never been much of a fan of the "space war" type of science fiction, though judging by the overwhelming number of series based on that premise there are many who do. I … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 22

Even the Best Leaders need to Follow Every So Often

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Ask just about anyone to name some of the top business leaders in the world today and Sir Richard Branson's name will be somewhere close to the top of the list. I have long admired his approach to business, and his ability to inspire people and while there are many … Continue reading Even the Best Leaders need to Follow Every So Often

The Death of Utopia

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com At one point in time, Science Fiction gave us a vision of the future to look forward to. Sure, there were little problems, the occasional war with the Klingons, or a greedy space captain who shanghais an unfortunate soul into indentured servitude. Despite those little problems, things were mostly utopian … Continue reading The Death of Utopia

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 17

Today's book is an interesting dive into the depths of human greed and just how far people will go to make money hand over fist. There are many books that could meet this definition, but Michael Lewis' "The Big Short" does a fantastic job of explaining the subprime mortgage crisis of the late 2000's. The … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 17

What am I up to?

Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com For those of you who have been paying attention, you've probably noticed a conspicuous absence of posts or activity on my part. That's because I've been working on something that is incredibly important to me and which is taking up a lot of my time. We've successfully soft-launched, and the … Continue reading What am I up to?

Building Resiliency

Photo by Min An on Pexels.com If you've ever studied building construction, bridge construction, or just about anything else that is manufactured today you will be familiar with the concept of trusses. These are building components that consist of interconnected parts that work together to form one cohesive part of the building. Most commonly you … Continue reading Building Resiliency