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Flying the Friendly Skies

I’ve been on planes more this year than I have any other year so far. I’ve learned what to love and what not to love about traveling. I try to be efficient and think I have my traveling ways down to a science (for the most part). I’ve…

Reflecting on Opportunity and Ambiguity

As I am nearing the end of my second co-op (or internship) here at Ideba, I have been reflecting on my time with the company: my successes, areas for improvement, and my progress since my last co-op term. Something that came up recently was…

The Value of Services

I’ve taken a good college try at the smart home, from August locks to WeMo smart switches to the Nest thermostat.  Everything is a bit clunky.  This is after a good two decades of the technology industry learning how to make printer setup…

Relationships Matter, but not in Isolation

As Ideba celebrates its ninth birthday, I thought it would be good to look back at three ingredients that have driven our success to date. Since inception we’ve seen a lot of changes within our client base – M&A activity, new offerings,…

Bad Service Sabotages Second Chances

I am such a stickler for good service it pains me. I’m constantly disappointed with service levels, assuming that my expectations are just too high. I’ve experienced amazing service at several places across the US, and I’ve also experienced…
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Dinner in the Dark

Recently, I took advantage of a neat opportunity to experience a different kind of restaurant. This restaurant was Dark Table – located in Vancouver, BC. The unique experience that Dark Table offers is that of enjoying a meal without all 5…
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VR Is Here to Stay

It’s time for our annual report on VR progress.  It was a hot subject of speculation a few years ago before the massive push began in earnest.  We first blogged about it in 2015 and the big question was: will this be yet another failed…
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Stop Living the Entitled Life

We live in a world where people feel a sense of entitlement. Entitled to a job they know nothing about. Entitled to receiving an exorbitant amount of money for a job they have no experience doing. Entitled to covered medical benefits, because…

Great Expectations

I am a big advocate for good customer service. Shocking, I know. Of course, nobody wants bad customer service and nobody wants to feel like the company they are supporting doesn’t care about their needs. That being said, I think you can easily…

Kickstart Myself to Death

I’ll freely admit that, up until about six months ago, I was in a frenzy, Kickstarting and Indiegogo-ing every interesting thing that appeared.  And I was becoming quite adept at picking a TON of losers.  Things that I’ll be waiting for…