The Coffee Shop Dilemma

Where should your loyalty lie? With a locally owned coffee shop or the global success Starbucks? When you spend a dollar locally it is respent in the community again and again. In macroeconomic language this is the “local fiscal multiplier”. What is this magic number and why should you care? Well the quick answer is […]

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ROUND THE BEND, MIND MAPPING AND NON-LINEAR THINKING

I had the pleasure of talking to a local networking group about non-linear thinking.  I was talking about mind mapping and how it can be used to pull together diverse ideas or actions around a central concept.  What really surprised me was the feedback I got from a number of really experienced business people about […]

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Get Fit For Business

Get Fit For Business One of the most frustrating experiences as a business coach is to be called in to help failing businesses.  I often wish I had been called in a year earlier. A staggering 66% of micro businesses in Canada fail within 5 years.  Here are some of the symptoms of upcoming failure: […]

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM SCHOOL

I was at my son’s school last night for a parent education evening.  It’s amazing what you learn at school!  Alexander goes to Montessori school which has a different approach to early childhood education.  Hence needing to have parent education nights. Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori school system, believed that education wasn’t just […]

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