The Startup Ecosystem Report

Entrepreneurship, Financing, Squamish

“Countries are shifting from service-based economies to become increasingly driven by a new generation of fast-moving software and technology organisations.”  The...

The value of Degrees

Entrepreneurship, Project Management

Harvard Business review just published a post called “Stop Requiring College Degrees” and I couldn’t agree more with what they are saying.  Just because you...

Redesigned our WYSIWYG Ventures website

Business

We redesigned the WYSIWYG Ventures website recently to simplify the navigation and layout as well as get a simplified message to our visitors as to what we do right when they hit...

The 4 Hour Workweek

Books, Entrepreneurship

Just finished listening to The 4-Hour Workweek audio book by Tim Ferriss. Tim has put together a great collection of ideas on how to become what he has coined the New Rich or...

13 videos to show why Squamish is the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada

Adventures, Squamish

Squamish is named the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada for good reason. You can participate in dozens of great outdoor activities from skiing and snowboarding to kite boarding...

Lean Startup Principles are not just for startups

Business, Entrepreneurship

I just finished listening to The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. It’s a great book that’s targeted at startup entrepreneurs but I think the information also has...

The world needs more Entrepreneurs

Brain Dump, Business, Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs power the economy by creating businesses that drive innovation, create jobs and lead people to do amazing things. Business Schools over the past 15 years have...

Why your website needs to be Responsive

Business

I wrote about the importance of responsive websites on our company blog a few weeks back and I can’t seem to stress this enough to businesses of all sizes.  Mobile is here...

Good morning. Right or Left hand drive today?

Adventures

With the recent purchase of our new Delica,  I still find myself getting used to switching between left and right hand drive. I commute to work in our Toyota Camry which is left...

Getable – Web based rental software

Entrepreneurship

I just came across a cool start up business building an application for the rental business market. Although it’s currently targeted at San Francisco businesses, this...

Update: 6meter No-Smoking bylaw means nothing in Vancouver

Brain Dump, Mind & Body

***Updates at the bottom of the post I was walking downtown yesterday past the BCIT campus on Seymour  and I choked on a giant cloud of cigarette smoke billowing from the dozens...

A Family Portrait, Addams Family Style

Brain Dump

Halloween is always a great time for family portraits. Here is our 2012 family portrait; Addams family style. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!...

Some new family wheels

Adventures, Squamish

With a growing family, the time has come that we buy something a little bigger. Our Toyota Camry’s a great commuter car but not so great for camping, snowboarding, kite...

Misc.: How To Be a Human 25 and Over

Brain Dump

Great list....

Holiday Buyers Make It Mobile

Business

Mobile adoption is growing by leaps and bounds. Every retail company needs to have a mobile strategy today. If you have a web site and it’s not ready for mobile consumption,...

Real Estate Marketing Lines

Brain Dump

Gone are the days of “Buy now or be priced out forever!” As the real estate market starts to contract in Canada, sellers are starting to flood the market. Realtors...

Twilio Is Crushing It: 150K Devs, 1.5M Phone Calls/Day, 500M Total Phone Calls, 20 New Countries

Brain Dump

The telecom industry is in for another massive disruption. “Communications is now in the domain of software. We focus on the user, and we will win.” Jeff Lawson, CEO Twilio...

Large Enterprises should be embracing non-Microsoft technology

Business

In the name of full disclosure, I’m a Apple advocate and believe that Less is More when it comes to almost anything in life including software. I use a Macbook pro at home...

The Dogwood Trek. A hike from Squamish to the Sunshine Coast

Adventures, Squamish

Sept 2016 Update: A new Facebook group has been started called Squamish to Sunshine Coast Trail that’s working to build a trail from Squamish to the sunshine coast. There...