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
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
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
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
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?
We have just passed the ninth anniversary of the world's worst peacetime oil spill and the effects are still being felt. When the Deepwater Horizon drilling unit suffered a catastrophic blowout and explosion in April of 2010, it devastated an area that was still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina two years before. Peter … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 14
How to have a civil debate online! Photo by Gratisography on Pexels.com I am a member and administrator in a Facebook group, and one of the members was kind enough to give me a shout out for my article on Medium.com (which is also on this site). As is somewhat inevitable when you talk about … Continue reading The Importance of Civility and Professionalism
An awesome thing happened this past Saturday night, for the first time in history an NHL game was broadcast in an aboriginal language. The National Hockey League teamed up with aboriginal broadcaster APTN to deliver both play-by-play and colour commentary in Plains Cree. While I am a male of European heritage, I live in Treaty … Continue reading Inclusive Languages
When each day is a struggle to merely do the basics required of us as people, there is no capacity to take on the challenges posed by a disaster or major emergency.
If you are an Emergency Manager and you cannot, with all your heart, believe that each and every person is as valuable as any other, then please reconsider your vocation.