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COVID has changed us, but how?

Hopefully, safe, effective vaccines will help us put the worst of COVID-19 in the rearview mirror. However, it has changed us, and I will be curious to see which of those changes prove to be long-lasting and most impactful. Working from…

A Changing Family Dynamic – wise words from two great bosses

The best piece of business advice I ever received was from @Andersbrown, a former Microsoft employee, and one of the founders at a former employer, Akona Systems. A super smart, highly engaging guy, from whom I learned a tremendous amount. His…

Work-Life-Pandemic Balance

While we may see an end in sight to the pandemic, remote working is here to stay. Many organizations are thinking about taking a “hybrid office” approach where some people are working in offices, while others stay at home. As our President,…
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Seeking Inspiration as the Year Draws to a Close

As we come to the end of a tough year, and collectively look forward to better times in 2021, I thought I’d share an enlightening book, for you to add to your gift list this Holiday season. It’s just $12.95, and in my humble opinion…
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COVID-19 and the Music Industry

With more people homebound, the demand for new music is significant. The good news is that many artists are releasing new albums, singles and music videos as we continue dealing with COVID-19. November is shaping up to be a great month…
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Surviving, Then Thriving

COVID-19 has without a doubt been the most significant event in living memory, in terms of its impact on every person on earth. We all know someone that’s had the virus. And too many know of someone lost to the virus. Many business…
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The Importance of Adaptability

With COVID-19, consumer behaviours changed quickly over the past year. Many businesses have shut their doors. People are settling into working from home and lifestyles have changed. Businesses are focused on reducing costs while others…
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Sounds Like A Plan, Right?

Droplets vs. aerosol. That’s been the debate around COVID-19 transmissability—and it’s politically and scientifically fraught. Up until recently, many in the scientific community have insisted that droplets were key to COVID-19 transmission, not aerosols. The difference is size. Droplets are the rather large particles...

The Sound of Music – let’s keep it alive

For the last week, I’ve been staying with a friend who grew up playing the piano in school. Childhood memories of that experience inspired her to want to learn to play again as an older adult. In the past 10-15 years, I’ve noticed more…

Planning like “Normal”

There are a lot of “normal life” things missing from our new, socially distant, reality. Like many introverts, I don’t miss everything about the pre-COVID era (like crowded grocery stores and social gatherings I felt obligated to…